162 illegal immigrants detained since January, says GOF

The General Operations Force has nabbed 162 illegal immigrants since early January up till yesterday under Op Wawasan Kelantan. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, February 22, 2022.

A TOTAL of 162 illegal immigrants were detained by the General Operations Force (GOF) Southeast Brigade since early January till yesterday under Op Wawasan Kelantan in Malaysia-Thailand waters.

GOF Southeast Brigade commander SAC Hasan Basri Ahmad Safar said the highest number of illegals caught was from Myanmar at 112 individuals, followed by Thailand (43), Rohingya (5) and China (2).

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