RM296,000 in fines issued at nightspot

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  • Monday, 28 Sep 2020

Heavy price: The patrons waiting for their turn to be compounded at the entertainment outlet in Bandar Bukit Jalil.

KUALA LUMPUR: Fines amounting to a whopping RM296,000 were issued to recovery movement control order (MCO) violators at an entertainment outlet here.

City CID chief Senior Asst Comm Nik Ros Azhan Nik Abd Hamid said a team from the Kuala Lumpur and Cheras anti-vice, gambling and secret societies division raided the outlet in Bandar Bukit Jalil at 12.30am yesterday.

“It was carried out on suspicion that the outlet was operating without a licence and violating the recovery MCO. We arrested the 27-year-old manager. Investigations revealed the outlet is licensed but it does not have an entertainment permit, ” he said.

A total of 296 people aged between 17 and 39 were inside the venue during the raid.

“These people were all issued a RM1,000 compound for violating the recovery MCO.

“We also arrested two female Chinese nationals and a Korean man aged between 18 and 21, ” he said.

SAC Nik Ros Azhan said police seized two receipts, an amplifier, two audio units, one speaker, four bottles of alcohol and RM606 in cash.Investigations are being carried out on the management for selling liquor without a licence, providing entertainment without a permit and violating the recovery MCO.

SAC Nik Ros Azhan called on those with information on similar cases to contact the police hotline at 03-2115 9999.

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