Malaysia arrests over 27,000 illegal foreign workers hinh anh 1Malaysian police at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (Source: AFP/VNA)
Kuala Lumpur (VNA) – As many as 27,468 foreign workers without relevant documents including work permits have been detained by Malaysian authorities since the beginning of this year.

The information was revealed by Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi on June 16.

The illegal foreign workers were caught after Malaysian authorities carried out 5,622 operations on a clampdown on illegal immigrants, with over 91,000 foreign workers checked.

Action was taken against 662 employers and seven syndicates bringing in foreign workers were crippled.-VNA