IPOH: The “heroics” of a bouncer who tried to obstruct Perak Immigration Department officers during an operation backfired when he was also arrested during a raid on an entertainment centre in Jalan Canning Estate here.
Perak Immigration director Hapdzan Husaini said the Ops Gegar raid conducted at 1.25am on Tuesday (Jan 11) saw the 34-year-old local man detained along with 27 others, 22 of them women, all foreign nationals.
“They comprised 10 Chinese women, 11 Vietnamese women, one Thai woman and five Bangladeshi men.
“During the raid, they tried to hide and… a Malaysian man prevented our officers’ entry by barricading the entrance from inside the premises,” he told the media later on Tuesday.
“However, the officers managed to stop all of them from escaping.”
He said all the foreigners detained were being investigated for not having valid travel documents and for overstaying, as well as for violating the conditions of their visit pass by working illegally. – Bernama