KOTA KINABALU: Twenty two Filipinos including five children were arrested for not having a proper travel passes, in an operation launched at residential area in Telipok Fasa Satu, on Friday.
The operation which was launched at 4.00am until 12.30pm also detained 10 male foreign nationals after being found positive for drugs in a urine test.
District Police Chief, Assistant Commissioner M. Chandra, said the arrests are the result of detailed inspection on 76 immigrants at the area.
“All the 32 individuals arrested will be investigated under Section 6(1)(c) of Immigration Act 1959 and Section 15(1)(a) Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 based on their charges,” he said in his statement.
According to him, three police officers with 142 personnels from various enforcement agencies and Malaysia Customs Department were deployed for the operation.
The areas around Telipok were selected in the operation due to complaints and information from the public of the surging presence of foreign immigrants in the area.
“The authority also receives information from the public regarding on the increasing number of squatters settlements in the area,” he added.
There were no unwanted incidences occurred during the operation, he said. – SayangSabah