Suspect arrested after ramming through MCO roadblock


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 25 Mar 2020

KUALA LUMPUR: The police have arrested a suspect after he rammed through a roadblock set up to enforce the movement control order (MCO) here.

Gombak OCPD Asst Comm Arifai Tarawe said a blue car approached a Covid-19 ops roadblock at KM13.2 of the MRR2 near Batu Caves at around 1.45am on Monday (March 23).

"Our personnel attempted to stop the car but it rammed through the roadblock and headed towards the Kuala Lumpur-Karak Expressway," he said in a statement on Wednesday (March 25).

He said the vehicle rammed through a toll plaza boom gate and headed toward Bentong but crashed into the divider at KM23.6.

"Three men were seen fleeing the scene into the jungle there. We subsequently arrested a 21-year-old suspect at Jalan Klang Lama.

"The suspect was undergoing banishment (under the Emergency Ordinance) under the jurisdiction of the Brickfields police headquarters," he said.

ACP Arifai said in another incident the same day, a traffic police team was conducting patrols for the Covid-19 Ops along the Kuala Lumpur-Karak Expressway at around 11.59am when it attempted to stop a car at KM20.1.

"The vehicle stopped at first, but sped off just as police attempted to check it.

"Based on this incident, we conducted three raids and arrested six suspects aged between 22 and 34," he said, adding that all suspects have records for drugs and other crimes.

He said one of the suspects was also under a restriction order under the Prevention of Crime Act (Poca) under the jurisdiction of the Kajang police headquarters.

"We have remanded all the suspects to help with our investigations under Section 186 of the Penal Code for obstructing a public servant from dispensing their duties.

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