KUANTAN, Nov 12 – The police detained 80 illegal immigrants believed to be working at a construction site in Cameron Highlands during two separate raids on two ‘kongsi’ houses in Tringkap and Blue Valley, Kampung Raja, yesterday. All the illegal immigrants from Bangladesh, aged between 20 and 50, could not make their escape after being cordoned off by 23 police personnel with three senior officers from the Cameron Highlands District Police Headquarters (IPD) in the operation from 6.30pm to 11.30 pm yesterday.

Cameron Highlands district police chief DSP Wan Mohd Zahari Wan Busu said during the raid, no undesired incidents occurred as all the illegal immigrants gave their cooperation. “Preliminary investigation revealed that they are believed to have overstayed in this country and were also found to be working at the construction site without valid permit and document,” he said when contacted, here.

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