LAHAD DATU, Sept 9 — Police detained five male illegal immigrants who were Philippine nationals and two locals suspected of being involved in illegal human trafficking activities, during a road block at Batu 5, Jalan Segama, near here last night.
Lahad Datu district police chief , SAC Hamzah Ahmad said all of them aged between 27 to 57 years, were detained in a four-wheel-drive vehicle at about 11.30pm.
“Seven men were in the vehicle including the drivers aged between 27 and 28 years.
“Five others did not have any valid self-identification document and a check revealed several bags filled with clothings that were kept in the boot of the car,” he said in a statement here.
Hamzah said an inspection revealed that they were all from Ladang Kalabakan and wanted to go to Ladang Serimau, Kalabakan to work there. — Bernama