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Malaysia has arrested nearly two thousand border crossers

Malaysian law enforcement officers arrested in the period from 1 may to 12 July almost 2,000 violators of the country's borders, and people smugglers, said Monday at a press conference in Kuala Lumpur senior Minister for security Affairs Malaysia Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

The Minister publishes the Internet version of the newspaper the Star.

For the period from may 1 to July 12, was arrested on 1 494 illegal migrant, 249 sea captains of small class and 110 of the organisers of people-smuggling, the Minister said, quoted by the publication.

He added that in the course of the nationwide operation "Benteng" (Fortress), aimed at curbing the smuggling of human beings, in the same period of time were seized 50 vessels of various sizes and 191 vehicle of different types.

"Continuing the ongoing efforts of the authorities, including the police, the law Enforcement Agency of Malaysia, the sea and the border control Agency, guarantee that any attempt of illegal smuggling of people in Malaysia are suppressed, especially in the period of the pandemic COVID-19," said Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

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