108 migrants, including 7 Bangladeshis, have been detained in Malaysia for not having valid documents. They were arrested in a raid on Saturday in Harian Selyang, Pasar. This information was given in a report of the local media The New Straits Times.
According to The New Straits Times, apart from Bangladeshis, there are 52 people from Indonesia, 35 from Myanmar, 12 from India and one each from Nepal and Pakistan.
City police chief Datuk Alauddin Abdul Majid said 465 officers and personnel conducted a joint operation under the leadership of Bukit Aman Public Order Department and with the cooperation of the Immigration Department and the Malaysian Civil Defense Force. 213 foreign nationals were searched. The operation was aimed at identifying criminal activities in and around the area, particularly those involving undocumented immigrants.
The police chief also said that after searching 213 foreign nationals, 108 people were detained for various crimes and the detainees were handed over to immigration. They have been booked under various sections for not having valid travel documents and overstaying in Malaysia.