Bukit Aman nabbed 5,888 illegals entering Malaysia since 2019

Kalidevi Mogan Kumarappa

Police have arrested 1,197 middlemen working with migrant smuggling syndicates to bring in people from Indonesia, Myanmar and the Philippines, since 2019. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, March 23, 2022.

A TOTAL of 5,888 people were caught entering the country illegally from 2019 to January 31 this year, federal police said.

Anti-Trafficking in Persons and Anti-Smuggling of Migrants principal assistant director Fadil Marsus said those detained were people attempting to enter using ungazetted sea and land routes favoured by syndicates, particularly from Indonesia.

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