A Nigerian man who tried to run faster than Usian Bolt was one of the 409 foreigners including arrested by Malaysia Police on Sunday, August 6.
About 200 law enforcement officers hit the streets to nab foreigners linked to international terror groups, those without valid documents and those suspected of illegal activities.
Public buses were also stopped for checks and in one instance, a Nigerian man ran so fast to escape that bystanders commented that he was faster than Usain Bolt. However, Police personnel managed to catch him, although it took five of them to overpower him,Strait Times reported.
Counter Terrorism Division head, Deputy Commissioner Datuk Ayob Khan, later confirmed that the operation was held as part of preparations for the 2017 SEA Games, which starts on Aug 19.
Deputy Commissioner Ayob said the 409 foreigners detained were brought back to the police headquarters for further screening.
“They were from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Indonesia, Myanmar, Oman, Yemen and Nigeria, among others,” he said.
“We held those suspected of being involved in terrorism activities. The others were handed over to Immigration for offences under their jurisdiction
(The op) is focused on the Klang Valley. Our top goal is to nab foreign terrorist elements.
“We are being proactive in dealing with possible threats.”
via Apex Reporters