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ESSCOM Ropes in 240 Undocumented Foreigners

ESSCom commander DCP Datuk Abdul Rashid Harun. - Picture by Ille Tugimin/SayangSabah
ESSCom commander DCP Datuk Abdul Rashid Harun. – Picture by Ille Tugimin/SayangSabah

LAHAD DATU -The Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCom) roped in 240 undocumented foreigners in a special integrated operation at a number of locations here today.

ESSCom commander DCP Datuk Abdul Rashid Harun said the operation carried out from 5.30 am till 11 am, was a followup to the findings of the Royal Commission of Inquiry on illegal immigrants in Sabah.

He said the integrated operation involving various agencies including the District Office enforcement division and federal enforcement agencies was focused on shopping blocks along Jalan Teratai, fish market and resettlement areas.

“We will not cease our operations to seek out these illegal immigrants particularly in the town until it is free from them,” he said in a statement yesterday.

ESSCom nabbed 58 undocumented foreigners in the fourth ‘Operasi Bersepadu Khas’ launched at the Lobang Biawak squatter colony located at the perimeter of the town.

In this regard, Abdul Rashid urged employers and local residents in the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (ESSZone) not to conspire with or harbour illegals. – BERNAMA

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