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30 Malaysian immigration officers in stand-off with 100 'thugs': Report

Published on Mar 6, 2014 9:20 PM

MALACCA - About 30 Malaysian immigration officers were holed up for two hours at an entertainment outlet in Melaka Raya after they were surrounded by about 100 "thugs" during a raid on Wednesday, the Bernama news agency reported on Thursday.

They eventually managed to leave the three-storey building under tight police cordon, Bernama quoted Malacca Immigration Department acting director Abu Bakar Sidek Hassan as saying.

Mr Abu Bakar said the immigration officers, including 23 members of the Special Tactical Group could not leave the building until 15 policemen arrived at the scene.

"Several thugs were seen taking the registration numbers of vehicles belonging to the immigration officers during the stand-off," he also said.

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