Migrant smuggling: 11 Myanmar nationals detained

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 11 Myanmar nationals, believed to be involved in the smuggling of migrants into the country, were arrested in two raids conducted in Puchong last Monday.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador said in the first raid, a Myanmar national who holds the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) card was arrested at a bus stop in front of a supermarket with three Myanmar migrants.

“Following the arrests, police searched a house in Bandar Puchong and arrested seven more Myanmar men. All of them are believed to have been smuggled into the country,“ he said in a statement here yesterday.

He said the latest arrest was connected with the operations conducted between last Sept 22 to 24 in the Klang Valley, Kelantan and Penang against smuggling of Myanmar migrants into the country.

Abdul Hamid said all 11 Myanmar nationals were detained for investigation under the Immigration Act 1959/63 and their arrest brought to 94 the number of suspects detained for alleged involvement in migrant smuggling syndicate.

Of the total, he said, 88 of them, comprising 74 men and 14 women, are Myanmar nationals, and the remaining six, including a woman, are locals.

One of the locals, a man, was shot dead, last Sept 24, he said.

Source: The Sun Daily
Published on 4 October 2019
Link: https://www.thesundaily.my/local/migrant-smuggling-11-myanmar-nationals-detained-KC1444682

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