KOTA KINABALU, WED: source from nst 24 Sept 2008,
A total of 1,396 illegal immigrants in Sabah have been deported to their countries of origin since the operation to flush out their presence in the state was launched on Aug 7.
Sabah police commissioner Datuk Noor Rashid Ibrahim said 4,053 were still at detention centres awaiting to be deported.
So far, a total of 11,246 immigrants were checked and they comprised 7,974 Filipinos, 3,092 Indonesians and 180 people of other nationalities, he told reporters after launching the state-level 17th Ops Sikap here today.
He said the operation against illegal immigrants would continue after the Aidilfitri celebration.
On the Ops Sikap, Noor Rashid said 319 traffic policemen and 63 volunteers were involved in the operation aimed at reducing road accidents during the Hari Raya celebration.
He said 606 accidents were recorded during the 16th Ops Sikap, from 602 previously.