GEORGE TOWN, May 9 – The Penang Immigration Department (JIPP) detained 58 foreigners from various countries in a special operation at a shopping centre in Queensbay, Bayan lepas, here Sunday. JIPP Enforcement Head Abdul Rahman Hassan said that in the operation beginning at 11.30am, the department inspected the food court and business premises at the shopping centre and checked more than 100 foreigners.
“During the large-scale operation, all Immigration enforcement officers from Penang, Kedah, Perlis and Perak involved in the operation wore civilian attire and masqueraded as customers,” he told reporters after the special operation at a shopping centre in Queensbay here on Sunday.
“The foreigners were unaware of the presence of Immigration enforcement officers and did not have time to escape as soon as we introduced ourselves and during the inspection, 58 of those checked were detained. The department detained 47 men and 11 women comprising Nepalese, Bangladeshi and Indonesian nationals for not having travel documents, overstaying and abuse of the social visit pass,” he said.