LUNDU: Ten Indonesians looking to return to their home country through illegal means were intercepted by military personnel at an oil palm plantation in Kampung Biawak, here.
The First Infantry Division said the Indonesians, comprising eight men and two women, are aged between 23 and 41.
It said that they were detained for inspection about 250 metres from the Malaysia-Indonesia border around 2.30pm this afternoon.
“Inspections found that the 10 individuals were trying to return to their country of origin through illegal means.
“They also did not have valid travel documents and have expired passports,” it said in a statement today, adding that the immigrants were detained for further investigation.
“Also seized were four motorcycles, RM1,500 cash, 12 mobile phones and other personal belongings.
“The immigrants and seized items were taken to Lundu Police Station for further action.”