Over 700 people nabbed for violating SOP on Wednesday (June 16), says Ismail Sabri

PUTRAJAYA: Police have nabbed 764 individuals for various standard operating procedure violations.

Among offences committed were failure to register when entering premises (162), not wearing face masks (138), crossing border without permission/eating at premises (100), no social distancing (94), failure to abide by movement control order (91), ferrying excess passengers (78), premises failing to comply with SOP (7) and other offences (94).

Of those nabbed on Wednesday (June 16), 722 were slapped with compound notices, and 42 were remanded.

The task force monitoring standard operating procedure compliance had checked 94,707 premises on Wednesday, including supermarkets, restaurants, factories, banks, government offices and hawkers.

Also checked were wet markets/pasar tani, places of worship, recreational places and sea transport terminals.

On Ops Benteng, Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said that 25 undocumented migrants were arrested and two land vehicles, as well as four boats, were seized.

“Enforcement authorities also detected the presence of 227 boats in Malaysian waters during three sighting activities,” he said on Thursday (June 17).

Ismail Sabri also said that 391 individuals had arrived in Malaysia on Wednesday and all were sent to undergo quarantine at government-designated stations.

Since July 24 last year, a total of 227,990 individuals had returned to the country and were quarantined at 78 hotels and nine training institutes.

On sanitisation of public spaces, 150 operations were carried out nationwide on Wednesday at 65 red zones, five orange and six yellow zones.

Since March last year, 28,000 sanitisation exercises have been carried out at government offices, supermarkets, business centres and public housing areas.

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