Cops issue 14 compounds in Butterworth on Saturday (Jan 16) for MCO breaches

BUTTERWORTH: The police issued RM1,000 compounds to 14 people for breaching the movement control order at Pantai Bersih here on Saturday (Jan 16).

North Seberang Prai OCPD Asst Comm Noorzainy Mohd Noor said the individuals were aged between 20 and 40 years old and were fined during a MCO compliance operation in the district on Saturday (Jan 16) evening.

"These individuals were found to have violated the standard operating procedures (SOPs) that were mandated by the government during this period," he said.

ACP Noorzainy said among the offences committed by the individuals were gathering at the beach for picnics, not practising physical distancing and not wearing face masks while being in public places.

He added that three of those compounded were found to have been travelling from another district without permission from the authorities.

"They should have known that they must stay home during the MCO, but they disobeyed the regulations set by the government," said ACP Noorzainy.

ACP Noorzainy said that 62 personnel from the police, the Seberang Prai City Council and the state health department participated in the operation.

ACP Noorzainy also said that no individuals were detained for inter-state travel since the MCO was implemented on Wednesday (Jan 13).

He added that roadblocks mounted at hidden trails around Tasek Gelugor also found that no one was attempting inter-state travel without permission.

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