Teenager slapped with RM5,000 compound for crossing districts by train


BUTTERWORTH: Police issued a RM5,000 compound to a teenage girl for allegedly trying to cross districts on a train.

The 19-year-old failed to produce a letter of permission or any related documents.

North Seberang Prai OCPD Asst Comm Noorzainy Mohd Noor said police were conducting an operation on standard operating procedures (SOP) compliance during the movement control order (MCO) at Penang Sentral on Tuesday (May 11) night.

"Police conducted SOP monitoring at the terminal after several districts and sub-districts in Penang were put under the MCO.

"During the operation, the police found a young couple from Bukit Mertajam in the central Seberang Prai district to Penang Sentral, which is located in North Seberang Prai.

"During the investigation, we found that the boy, who is also 19, came from Kedah before picking up his girlfriend in Bukit Mertajam to go for a job interview at a company in the state.

"The young man had documents to travel interstate including a letter for the job interview, but his girlfriend did not have any documents so the police issued a compound for travelling inter-district without permission," he said after conducting an operation at Penang Central on Tuesday (May 11) night.

ACP Noorzainy added that he was satisfied that all passengers had interstate travel permission letters from the authorities during the operation.

"Furthermore, bus tickets will not be sold to passengers who do not have interstate travel permits," he said.

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