Petaling Jaya, Malaysia: A Nigerian man, in his 30s, fell from the fifth floor while trying to evade the police at Flora Damansara apartments. He broke his hand and nose during the fall and was among 51 foreigners nabbed in the Ops Black Flora on Friday.
Selangor CID chief Senior Asst Comm Fadzil Ahmat said 171 foreigners were screened during the raid that lasted from 7pm to 11pm.
“Out of the 51 who were arrested, eight were women. The majority of them are from Nigeria while the others are from Nepal, Thailand, India, Bangladesh, Kenya and Uganda,” he told a press conference.
Ten of those arrested tested positive for drugs.
The raid, conducted following complaints by residents of illegal activities at the apartments, involved over 400 personnel from the police, Immigration Department and the Petaling Jaya Municipal Council.
Photo: Nigerian Man In Malaysia Falls From 5th Floor While Trying To Evade Arrest
However, some residents said the raid was “unnecessarily heavy handed.”
Frances Tan, 34, from Penang said the manner in which her Cameroonian husband of six years was hauled off, despite having proper travel documents, was too much.
“They took him away like a criminal in front of our two children.
“I told them that checking his documents is fine and there was no need to treat him like that but they refused to listen,” she said.
Tan said her husband, Ngan David Pagbe, 40, a professional basketball player in the Urban KL Basketball league was leaving the house for a match when he was detained.