PUTRAJAYA: Police have nabbed 820 people for various standard operating procedure (SOP) violations.
Top on the list of offences were not wearing face masks (162), failure to register before entering premises (150), cross-border travel without permission/eating at premises (134), no physical distancing (103), failure to abide to movement control order (86), ferrying excess passengers (85), failure to obey orders (10) and other offences (98).
Of those arrested on Thursday (June 10), 759 were slapped with compound notices, 68 were remanded and one was released on bail.
The task force monitoring SOP compliance had checked 91, 408 premises, including supermarkets, restaurants, factories, banks, government offices and hawkers.
Also checked were wet markets, pasar tani, places of worship, recreational sites and sea transport terminals.
On Op Benteng, Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said 28 illegal immigrants were arrested.
“Enforcement authorities also detected the presence of 169 boats in Malaysian waters during 10 sighting activities, ” he said on Friday (June 11).
On screening of foreign workers, Ismail Sabri said that 111 people were screened and one was tested positive for Covid-19.
Cumulatively, 698, 864 foreign workers had been screened, involving 36, 220 employers.
The government has made it mandatory for all foreign workers to be screened from Feb 1.
Ismail Sabri also said that 515 people who returned home from overseas were sent to undergo quarantine at government-designated stations.
Since July 24 last year, a total of 223, 943 people were quarantined at 78 hotels and nine training institutes.