PETALING JAYA: Police issued RM19,000 in compounds during an operation to check on Covid-19 standard operating procedure (SOP) compliance here during the conditional movement control order (MCO).
Petaling Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Nik Ezanee Mohd Faisal said 35 personnel and four officers were involved in the three-hour operation at Kampung Kayu Ara on Saturday (Oct 17).
"We checked 127 people and issued 19 compounds for various violations," he said.
ACP Nik Ezanee said the police's main goal was to educate the public before resorting to issuing compounds.
"We understand that the people are going through tough times and we do not want to add to it.
"That being said, individuals who continue to be stubborn and do not follow the SOPs in place will be issued compounds," he said when met at the scene Saturday.
He said his personnel had conducted roadblocks while teams also went around the area conducting a "sweep-and-warn" operation.
"We had a patrol car equipped with a loudspeaker to blast out advice to people to refrain from unnecessary movement and to always adhere to the SOPs.
"Based on our checks, most of the people there were complying with the conditional MCO," he said.
He added that they would continue to conduct more operations like this to ensure that the public here complied with the SOPs.
"The people of Petaling Jaya are generally very cooperative," he said advising the public to do their part to curb the spread of Covid-19.