PUTRAJAYA - The ongoing Immigration Department-led Ops 6P Bersepadu has revealed a shocking secret - an immigrant has been found to possess a firearm.
Immigration director-general Datuk Alias Ahmad said the discovery was made on Sunday when an enforcement team raided a construction site in Negri Sembilan.
He said when the team arrived, the immigrants fled and some were cornered at the bottom of a hill behind the construction site.
"A member of the raiding team approached one of them and he suddenly whipped out a pistol and pointed it at our man from very close range.
"Our officer backed off and the armed man fled," he said here yesterday.
Alias said the incident was shocking as prior to this, they only found machetes and swords on the immigrants.
"I have instructed officers and personnel involved in the operation to be extra careful," he said, adding that a police report was lodged on the incident.
On the 6P operations launched on Sunday to flush out unwanted foreigners, Alias said 2,586 illegals had been arrested so far.