GEORGE TOWN: Police crashed a birthday party and arrested 13 men for violating the movement control order (MCO) at an apartment on Jalan Pangkor.
George Town OCPD Asst Comm Soffian Santong said the 13 were detained in a raid around 12.30am on Wednesday (April 15) at the service apartment.
"Acting on a tip-off, a team on MCO patrolling duty conducted the raid.
"The suspects were enjoying themselves in the party and consuming alcoholic drinks when the police stormed in," he said in a statement.
ACP Soffian said further checks also found two bottles of liquors in the apartment unit during the raid.
Initial investigation revealed that the apartment unit was rented for RM150 per night by one of the suspects who wanted to celebrate his birthday and to drink alcoholic beverages.
ACP Soffian said all the suspects were detained for defying the MCO that was enforced since March 18.
They will be investigated under Regulation 11 (1) of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Disease Regulations 2020, and Section 269 of the Penal Code.
He said the suspects, aged from 19 to 26, have been remanded until Thursday (April 16) to assist investigations.