Cops break up birthday party with 13 arrested

Party’s over: Policemen at the apartment in Jalan Pangkor, George Town, where they found the youths enjoying themselves, flouting the MCO.

GEORGE TOWN: A birthday bash at an apartment came to an abrupt end when police arrested 13 youths for defying the movement control order (MCO).

One of them, believed to be celebrating his birthday, rented the apartment unit in Jalan Pangkor for the private party.

Acting on a tip-off, police raided the place during a routine MCO patrol in the area at about 12.30am yesterday and arrested all the male youths, aged between 19 and 26.

George Town OCPD Asst Comm Soffian Santong said the violators were found consuming alcohol when police raided the unit.

“One of them told the police during interrogation that he had rented the unit for RM150 per night and invited his friends to the party to celebrate his birthday, ” he said.

The youths will be investigated under Regulation 11 (1) of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Disease Regulations 2020, and Section 269 of the Penal Code.

They were also remanded for one day.

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