At least 28 Bangladeshis have been arrested after they were found to be running an illegal homestay business in Malaysia.
They were arrested when officials of Malaysian Immigration Department conducted a raid at a residence in Kuala Lumpur around 11:45pm on Thursday, reports The Sun Online.
The report said the Bangladeshi nationals were held for not having any proper travel documents.
Immigration Director General Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali said the raid was conducted based on reports in the media about the illegal business.
He said seven different companies were simultaneously carrying out the homestay business without permits.
Datuk said the foreigners who ran the companies, would rent up to 20 apartment units for long-term in order to run their business.
Later, they would rent out the rooms for as low as RM150 but the payments were always made in cash.
According to the report, a total of RM29,000 and various documents related to the illegal business were also seized during the raid.