20 detained in KK op
Published on: Friday, August 09, 2019
By: Edwin Liew

KOTA KINABALU: Fifty-one people were hauled up in an integrated operation carried out at the city centre on Thursday. 

City Police Chief ACP Habibi Majinji said 31 of them were released after National Registration Department (NRD) and Immigration Department officers screened and verified their identification documents and passports brought by their families and employers to the city police station. 

He said 19 people from the Philippines, aged between 8 and 50, were detained for failing to produce valid documents, adding they comprised nine men, five women, two boys and three girls. 

“Another man was arrested after testing positive for drugs,” said Habibi.

“The eight-hour operation from 8pm until 4am was jointly conducted with NRD, General Operations Force (GOF), Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), Rela, Immigration Department, City Hall and Sabah Electricity (SESB),” he added.

He said the operation covered six areas where the presence of illegal immigrants is high and to curb crime activities. 

He added that similar operations will be carried out from time to time and urged the public to channel information through WhatsApp at 019-2182729 to help combat crime and social ills. 


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