MCO: 73 arrested for various SOP violations on Monday (April 12)

PETALING JAYA: Seventy-three individuals were detained for various offences under the movement control order on Monday (April 12), says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

Out of the 73, the Senior Minister (Security) said 64 were issued compounds while nine were remanded.

Among the offences were not wearing face masks (21), failing to record register themselves at premises (14), entertainment centre activities (13), no physical distancing (six), interstate or inter-district travel without permission (four) and other offences (15), he said in a statement on Tuesday (April 13).

Ismail Sabri said the compliance task force headed by the police conducted 61,080 checks on Monday to ensure SOP compliance.

A total of 3,543 compliance teams involving 15,114 officers inspected 4,561 supermarkets, 5,422 restaurants, 2,284 factories, 4,003 banks, 1,009 government offices and 2,647 hawkers, he said.

He added that inspections were conducted on 1,644 morning markets, 3,271 religious places of worship, 1,738 recreational places, 1,749 land transport terminals, 400 water transport terminals and 138 air transport terminals.

Meanwhile, Ismail Sabri said during the ongoing Ops Benteng, five undocumented foreigners were arrested and three land vehicles confiscated on Monday.

“Scouting activities detected 160 boats, and 20 undocumented migrants were also stopped from entering the country,” he added.

At the same time, Ismail Sabri said 694 individuals had returned to the country on Tuesday, and were all placed in quarantine stations.

Ismail Sabri said that since July 24,172,587 individuals had returned to the country and were placed in 77 hotels and 10 public training institutions and private education institutions across the country.

“Of that figure, 8,133 individuals were quarantined and 163,085 individuals were allowed home, while 1,369 individuals were brought to the hospital,” he added.