Migrant workers employed as security guards arrested

They secure our homes, too

Fourteen migrant workers employed as security guards were arrested by the Johor Bahru Immigration Department when they were reporting for duty around the vicinity of Wisma SP Setia Tropika here, yesterday.

Johor Bahru Immigration assistant deputy director (II), Amzari Abdul Jalil who headed the 6.45pm ‘Ops Kutip’ said, the migrant workers arrested were between the ages of 21 to 42.                                                       

Acting on information from the public, the department arrested the migrant workers who were all dressed in full-uniform and had fallen-in, and were being their daily duty briefing by their senior security officer.

Some of the migrant workers were arrested while they were at their respective guard posts located within the residential area, added Amzari.

“The arrested migrant workers were believed to have been working here for the last two years,” he said.

Fifteen enforcement officers were involved in the operations and found that all the migrant workers who worked as security guards could not produce their passport or a valid travel document.

The migrant workers were detained under Section 6(1) of the Immigration Act 1959/1963 and were sent to the Pekan Nenas detention centre to facilitate further investigation.