Malaysian Immigration Police Raid Apartments during COVID-19, arrest 200

Malaysian immigration authorities raided apartment buildings in Petaling Jaya Old Town on Wednesday morning, arresting about 200 people who had emigrated to the southeast Asian country.



All 200 arrestees were tested for COVID-19, according to Immigration Department director-general Datuk Khairul Dzaimee Daud. Police have said recent raids were motivated by a desire to curb the spread of the virus, which originated in China.

Police wore head-to-toe protection as they raided the apartments, but each of the detained immigrants was confirmed negative for the disease.

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By: WashingtonAndBeyond (1029.30)

Tags: Immigration, Deportation, Arrest

Location: Malaysia