MMEA detain 26 undocumented migrants landing illegally in Kapar


PETALING JAYA: Twenty-six undocumented migrants have been arrested in an operation led by the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) and police.

Selangor MMEA director Maritime Capt Mohammad Rosli Kassim said that the arrests were made on Tuesday (May 25).

“A report from members of the public was made, stating that a landing was spotted at a palm oil plantation in Sungai Janggut, Kapar.

“Surveillance led to the discovery of one immigrant hiding in the bushes near the landing area. Many more were found by both villagers and the authorities,” he said.

MMEA assets have been mobilized to track down the boat that had been used to ferry the immigrants.

“All suspects are believed to be from Indonesia. We nabbed 21 men and five women, aged 17 to 53, who have been handed over to police,” he said.

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