More major ops planned nationwide to nab illegal immigrants, says deputy IGP

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KUALA LUMPUR: More than 10 other areas have been identified by the police for similar operations such as the one recently conducted in Jalan Silang.


Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay (pic), when met at the Police Training Centre (Pulapol) here, said that Klang Valley was not the only area that had large groups of illegal immigrants.

“They are not just in the Klang Valley. There are also many in Johor, Kedah, Kelantan and Sabah.

“God willing we will continue launching operations from time to time. At the same time the public must also understand that we sometimes also face difficulties in terms of placing the detainees in the immigration depots,” he said.

He was met after officiating a handover of power ceremony between Bukit Aman Crime Prevention and Community Safety Department director Comm Datuk Seri Aidi Ismail and his successor Comm Datuk Hassan Wan Ahmad.

Comm Aidi was due to start his retirement on Jan 1, 2024.


On Dec 21, around 1,101 illegals were detained after a large-scale operation in Jalan Silang.

The operation involved 1,138 officers and personnel, largely from the Internal Security and Public Order Department’s General Operations Force (GOF) and Federal Reserve Unit (FRU).

Agencies like the Immigration and Customs departments were also involved.

A total of RM104,530 of contraband, including 100 cartons of cigarettes, 80 cartons of alcoholic beverages and illegal medicines were seized.

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