JOHOR BARU: Some 3,885 compounds have been issued by the police here for various Covid-19 standard operating procedure (SOP) violations since Jan 13 this year.
Johor police chief Comm Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay said that the Johor Baru South police headquarters issued the most compounds with a total of 702, followed by Segamat with 677 as of Tuesday (May 12).
"We have also found irresponsible individuals trying to cross state and district borders for Hari Raya.
"Earlier, during checks at roadblocks in the Tangkak district, we detected individuals who attempted to cross the border to enter Melaka using police permits issued for earlier dates," he said, adding that action had been taken against them.
Comm Ayob said this in a press conference at Gemas Baru, Segamat after checking several police roadblocks on the first day of Hari Raya Aidilfitri on Wednesday (May 13).
"We started checking at roadblocks since 10.30am this morning, focussing on those at state borders in Segamat and Tangkak.
He said there were a total of 50 roadblocks in Johor, with eight located at state borders, 12 at highways entry and exit points, 19 on Federal roads (at district borders), eight under Ops Benteng, one at the enhanced movement control order area in Kluang and two mobile roadblocks.
He also said 729 individuals from various agencies have been deployed to man roadblocks, including 489 policemen, 167 from the Armed Forces, 61 from the Malaysian Volunteer Corps (Rela) and 12 from other agencies.
Comm Ayob also said that a total of 2,596 travel applications were received by the police, with 2,485 approved while 111 were rejected.