Police raid ‘mini Dhaka’, found foreign-run travel agency, health services

AHMAD ISMADI ISMAIL
AHMAD ISMADI ISMAIL
21 Dec 2023 04:03pm
Among the foreigners arrested at Jalan Silang, on Thursday. - Photo MOHD HALIM ABDUL WAHID
Among the foreigners arrested at Jalan Silang, on Thursday. - Photo MOHD HALIM ABDUL WAHID
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KUALA LUMPUR - A total of 1,000 members and police officers from the General Operations Force (GOF) stormed the 'mini Dhaka' at Jalan Silang here, today.

The GOF had cordoned off the area at 11am to raid foreigners who were seen to be getting 'big-headed' and acted like locals.

Sinar’s checks found that security forces who were fully armed and with special equipment were seen breaking into every premises involving four blocks on the road involved.

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It is understood that the raid was carried out to deal with the influx of foreigners and businesses owned and employing foreigners in the area.

Journalists who covered the operation saw at least 500 foreigners including Bangladeshi, Nepalese and Myanmar detained as of 1pm.

Inspection at one of the premises found that a foreigner even ran a travel agency business as well as offering health services resembling private clinic.

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Various types of suspected drugs were also found from Bangladesh without the approval from the Health Ministry.

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However, the premises involved were unoccupied when the inspection was carried out.

In addition, a raid was also carried out on a premises that was used as a rental room believed to be inhabited by foreigners who were seen to be scattered, dirty and disgusting.

All the detained foreigners were taken to the Kuala Lumpur Police Training Centre (Pulapol) for documentation review process.