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Kuala Lumpur (VNA) – A total of 167 illegal migrant workers, including children, were detained in a quest operation in Malaysia’s Selangor state on March 31, Director of the state’s Immigration Department James Lee said on April 2.

The arrestees include 138 Indonesian, 14 Bangladeshi, six Myanmar, five Nepalese, two Indian, and two Sri Lankan citizens.

They were captured for having no passports and legal work permits. Some of them overstayed in Malaysia.

On March 29, Malaysia’s Immigration Department arrested 268 foreigners without legal documents in the “Op Ikrar” operation in Dengkil, Selangor.

The department’s Director-General Mustafar Ali said the department would show no mercy for foreigners living illegally in the country and would continue carrying out similar operations.-VNA