Ismail Sabri: 312 arrested for violating recovery MCO, including 70 at nightspots

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  • Friday, 11 Sep 2020

PUTRAJAYA: A total of 312 individuals were arrested for violations of recovery movement control order, of which 70 of them were caught in pubs and nightclubs.

Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (pic) said 31 were caught for prostitution, illegal immigrants (seven), failure to observe social distancing (143) and for not wearing face mask (23).

Police also took action against a business owner for operating beyond permitted hours and against 37 premise owners for not providing customers with equipment to record their presence.

The arrests were made on Thursday (Sept 10).

"Under Ops Benteng, authorities had successfully nabbed 84 illegal immigrants, a smuggler and a boat captain.

"There will be continuous action by enforcement authorities to stop illegal entry of foreigners.

"We will also take stern action against those who facilitate illegal immigrants to sneak into the country," he said on Friday (Sept 11).

On mandatory quarantine requirements imposed since July 24, Ismail Sabri said a total of 26,999 individuals had returned to Malaysia to date.

There are currently 10,266 people who are undergoing quarantine at hotels and public training institutes.

He also said that on Thursday, the Housing and Local Government Ministry conducted six sanitisation operations in Kedah, four in Penang, three in Melaka and Sabah respectively, two in Sarawak and one each in Negri Sembilan and Pahang.

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