News Desk, bdnews24.com
Published: 2018-01-12 21:47:10 BdST
The Star Online quoting director-general of immigration department Mustafar Ali said a 43-year-old Bangladeshi national known as 'Abang Bangla' was arrested on Friday.
His Malaysian accomplice has also been detained during the operation.
Ali said, "After weeks of surveillance, his officers raided a house in Shah Alam and found 50 Bangladeshis occupying it."
Shah Alam is a city around 27 kilometres away from capital Kuala Lumpur.
“These people, mostly blacklisted by the department, had travelled from Dhaka to Jakarta, Indonesia, and then took a boat to enter Malaysia illegally," DG Ali said.
"Some of the Bangladeshis, aged between 20 and 45, could not fly into Malaysia as they were blacklisted.
“They were here previously and we caught them for working illegally or with expired permits. That's why they were blacklisted and could not enter Malaysia through official means,” the newspaper quoted Ali as saying further.
Cash amounting to 13,000 Malaysian Ringgit was also seized at the scene.
(1 Malaysian Ringgit = 20.84 Bangladesh Taka)