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Ops Benteng: 120 illegal immigrants nabbed Ismail Sabri

0 month ago, 16-Sep-2020

Security forces continue to thwart the illegal entry of migrants after 120 of them were nabbed through Ops Benteng operations yesterday. – File photo

KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 16): Security forces continue to thwart the illegal entry of migrants after 120 of them were nabbed through Ops Benteng operations yesterday.

Senior Minister (Security Cluster)Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakobsaid those arrested were caughtentering the country via illegal means and for not possessing valid travel documents.

Op Benteng is a joint effort by the Malaysian Armed Forces, the police, Maritime Malaysia, Immigration Department, Customs and the Malaysian Border Security Agency (AKSEM) to curb trans-border crime and the spread of Covid-19, he said in a statement today.

On Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) violations, he said 68 individuals were arrested yesterday for flouting standard operating procedures (SOPs).

Of those,66 individuals were slapped with compounds while two were remanded.

They include not adhering to RMCOdirectives (21), not wearing face masks (18), failing to settle quarantine fees (3) and immigration offences (2), he said.

Onmandatory quarantine from July 24 until yesterday, Ismail Sabri said a total of 24,438 individuals have returned home from 32 countries.

They had returned from the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia, Singapore, Vietnam, Brunei, Qatar, Pakistan,Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, India, UAE, Japan, Turkey, South Korea, Iran, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Timor Leste, Taiwan, China, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Papua New Guinea, Egypt, Spain, France, Australia, New Zealand andthe United States.

Of that number,9,737individuals are undergoing mandatory quarantine, 71were sent to hospitals for treatment while19,630 had been discharged, he added.

He said those under quarantine were placed at 72 hotels and eight other premises, including four Public Training Institutes as well as higher education institutions throughout the country. – Bernama

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