KUCHING: The General Operations Force (GOF) on Thursday (Feb 18) conducted two successful ‘Ops Benteng’ operations in Lundu and Serian.
In a statement, GOF said patrol teams arrested a foreign man for working illegally in the state.
The foreigner was stopped by the team at around 8am, Wednesday in Jalan Salcra Undan Raso 2, Lundu.
“The man worked for a plantation company in the area and became a subcontractor for making and maintaining roads around oil palm plantations.
“The GOF team then asked for a work permit but the suspect failed to present the relevant details and admitted to working illegally in Malaysia.”
The suspect was taken to the Lundu police station for further action.
“The suspect will be detained for 14 days and investigated under Section 15 (1) of the Immigration Act 1959/63.”
The second operation took place near the Tebedu CIQS around 6am on Tuesday (Feb 16).
GOF said a man was ordered to head back to Kalimantan after he was detained during a patrol.
“He had on him expired travel documents.
“This is an offence under Section 6 (1) of the Immigration Act 1959 (Act 155) and the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 (Act 342).
“The suspect was then ordered to return to his country through the Tebedu CIQS.”