IPOH: The police have arrested 30 people here for defying the conditional movement control order (MCO), says Ipoh OCPD Asst Comm A. Asmadi Abdul Aziz.
In the first case, 18 people, aged between 17 and 26 were arrested for holding a party at an apartment unit in Meru.
Speaking about the raid, ACP Asmadi said that when police arrived at the site at 2am on Saturday (May 30), loud music was blasting from the apartment and the people inside refused to open the door.
“We had to break the door down to get in and those inside tried to flee, but we managed to arrest all of them.
“The 24-year-old organiser from Parit is a worker at a factory and has a previous criminal record under Section 376 of the Penal Code for rape, as well as one previous case for defying the MCO," said ACP Asmadi.
He added that a 17-year-old student with previous records of drug related offences and defying the MCO was among those arrested.
ACP Asmadi said the others arrested also have between one and three cases for defying the MCO, while some had previous records for drug possession and possession of weapons at a riot.
He said they have been remanded for three days, and added that urine samples were taken, even though they confessed to consuming drugs during the party.
ACP Asmadi said that the case is being investigated under Section 269 of the Penal Code or Regulation 7 (1) of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures within Infected Local Areas) Regulations 2020.
On the second raid, ACP Asmadi said 12 men were arrested at a bar at Jalan Veerasamy here for defying the conditional MCO.
He said during the 1.30am raid, the 12 men, aged between 22 and 52, were arrested for drinking at the bar.
“From the 12, a 22-year-old was found to have a record of a previous drug related offence, ” he added.
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