PETALING JAYA: The police conducted 216,594 inspections on vehicles at 157 roadblocks set up nationwide on Friday (May 22) to prevent unauthorised interstate travel during the conditional movement control order (CMCO), says Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (pic).
In his briefing to the media on Saturday (May 23), he said Selangor recorded the highest number of unauthorised interstate travel with 329 cases followed by Kedah with 211 cases and Penang with 196 cases.
He also said 287 illegal immigrants and 28 boat pilots (tekong) were detained by immigration authorities for trying to sneak into the country on Friday (May 22) while 29 foreigners and three boat pilots were chased away near the border.
He added that enforcement authorities would tighten surveillance of the nation's borders, particularly the "rat lanes" to prevent illegals from entering the country as a means to curb the rise Covid-19 infections.
"We are worried as the illegals from neighbouring countries may attempt to enter the country after the Hari Raya Aidifitri as the factories start operating again after the festive holidays," he said.
On the situation at the Bukit Jalil and Semenyih detention centres, Ismail said all 114 prison guards and staff tested negative for Covid-19 following recent concerns over their safety.
The worry followed the emergence of new Covid-19 clusters at the Bukit Jalil and Semenyih detention centres two days ago, with foreigners making up 20% of all prison inmates.
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