The raids by the Immigration Department started at 10.30pm in Kajang yesterday, following complaints from local residents who were not comfortable with the presence of foreigners who often created social problems.
Immigration director-general, Datuk Khairul Dzaimee Daud said that several department officers were injured during the operation after wrestling with illegals who refused to cooperate.
According to Khairul Dzaimee, there were 118 foreigners at the first raid at an apartment area with 90 illegals from Nigeria (78), the Philippines (six), Pakistan (one), India (one) and four children, aged one to three, whose nationality were not disclosed.
Khairul Dzaimee said that some of the African nationals were surfing social media on their laptops using pseudonyms.
In another operation by the department at an entertainment centre in Puchong, Khairul Dzaimee said 40 illegals from Sierra Leone (23), Nepal (eight), Tanzania (one), Guinea (three) and Kenya (one), Myanmar (two) and Nigeria (two) were detained. – Bernama