May 25, 2024, 8:03 pm

Diplomatic correspondent

2024-04-21 03:21:22 BdST

45 Bangladeshis nabbed for overstaying in Malaysia

The Immigration Department in Malaysia has arrested 49 foreigners, including 45 Bangladeshi nationals, on suspicions of overstaying and not having legal travel documents. 

They were arrested from a construction site in Perlis (a state in Malaysia), according to a report published in Malaysian media.

Citing Perlis Immigration Director Khairul Amin Talib, said, the foreigners, 44 Bangladeshi men and one Bangladeshi woman, three Indonesians, and one Indian national, all aged between 19 to 54, were arrested during a raid at the construction site of Sekolah Sukan Malaysia Perlis Phase 1, Bukit Chabang around 1:10 am on Friday.

They have been placed at the Kuala Perlis Immigration detention depot for investigation, the official added.

"A total of 101 foreigners were checked, with 49 of them arrested for not having valid documents and overstaying," he said in a statement on Friday.

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