NILAI: Seventeen foreigners have been detained after they allegedly crossed a barrier and barbed wire fence put up by the authorities to prevent interstate travel along the Nilai-Kajang border.
Nilai district police chief Supt Mohd Fazley Ab Rahman said the suspects, aged 20 to 42, were arrested during an operation along the border at 8am Sunday (May 16).
“We believe they came from the Bukit Mahkota area in Bangi, Selangor, and were heading to the Arab Malaysian Industrial Park in Nilai, Negri Sembilan.
“They were caught by a police team conducting patrols for Covid-9 standard operating procedures compliance in the area, ” he said in a statement on Monday (May 17).
Supt Mohd Fazley said the suspects were then taken to the Nilai police station for questioning.
The case is being investigated under Section 427 of the Penal Code for committing mischief, Section 447 for trespassing, and Section 22(b) of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988.