Friday, January 9, 2009
FRIDAY-09 JANUARY 2009-32 FOREIGNERS DETAINED IN KENINGAU OPERATION
32 FOREIGNERS DETAINED IN KENINGAU OPERATION
Police arrested 32 Indonesians and Filipinos, including eight women, during an operation to round up illegal immigrants yesterday.
The operation led by District Police Chief DSP Zahari Mohammad was carried out at the town areas, tamu ground, Kampung Jawa, Masak Road and Kampung Lingkudau at 2pm.
Zahari told reporters that the operation to arrest and trace illegal immigrants in the district would continue.
“Those without valid documents will be handed over to the Immigration Department before they are sent to the temporary detention centre in Menggatal,” he said, adding all those arrested would also have their urine tested for drugs.
Zahari urged community leaders in this district to report to the Police if they found illegal immigrants residing in their area.
“The Police will action every report received,” he said.
He disclosed that a meeting between the Police and community leaders in the district would be held at the police station on January 15.
“The purpose of the meeting is to strengthen the relationship and cooperation with the community leaders in efforts to combat crimes and social illnesses in their areas,” he said. The OCPD also said that the crime index in this district was down.
He said during the Christmas and New Year celebrations, no crime and accident were reported to the Police.
“This means the public has high awareness on crime and care for their safety while driving on the road,” he said.