Covid-19 violations: 39 fined, 13 arrested in KL

KUALA LUMPUR: Thirty-nine people were issued compounds while 13 more were arrested during Covid-19 compliance raids on Christmas eve in the city.

The raids were conducted in the Dang Wangi area, with the first on Jalan Imbi where 39 people were inspected at an entertainment outlet there.

"Of that, 20 locals were issued compounds and 12 were arrested for immigration offences such as overstaying and for not having a valid pass," said Dang Wangi OCPD Asst Comm Mohamad Zainal Abdullah in a statement on Friday (Dec 25).

A second raid was then conducted on Jalan Gelang. Among those inspected there was a 13-year-old, ACP Mohamad Zainal said.

Nineteen were issued compounds, while one Vietnam national was arrested.

In an unrelated matter, the police busted an investment scam syndicate by arresting five suspects.

"At around 9.30pm on Dec 24, two raids were conducted at apartments in Persiaran Hampshire and Jalan Yap Kwan Seng.

"The first raid led to around 15 handphones and five laptops being seized, while the second saw an additional six handphones and three laptops seized," he said.

The suspects, aged between 22 to 33 years old, have been remanded until Dec 28.

Four of the five suspects are Chinese nationals.

"Investigations are being conducted under Section 420 of the Penal Code for cheating," he said.

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