KOTA KINABALU: Operations to tackle the increase of illegal immigrants in the district is on-going with the recent arrest of 28 illegals in an operation launched early this morning.
Ops Nyah Sabah, with 120 personnels and four officers from various enforcement agencies including District Police Headquarters, Immigration Department, National Registration Department (NRD) and Kota Kinabalu City Hall (DBKK) was launched at 1.00am to 8.00am on Thursday.
District Police Chief, Assistant Commissioner M. Chandra, said the operation focuses on squatters settlement believed to be the residence illegal immigrants.
“The operation covered the settlements nearby GMart supermarket and surrounding the night market in Inanam as well as Kg. Lokub, Menggatal,” he said, here today.
According to him, about 67 immigrants were detained and brought to Karamunsing Police Station for further investigation for travel documents and urine test.
“34 immigrants are then arrested after the investigation for not having a valid identification document, where 24 are Philippinos and four Indonesians,” he added.
“Ops Nyah Sabah will continue in the future to tackle illegal immigrants problem and squatters settlement in the district,” he said.
Chandra added that six men were also arrested under Section 15(1)(a) Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 for drug positive.
All detainees are brought to Centralized Lockup for detention and further investigation under Section (1)(c) Immigration Act 1959.-Sayangsabah