Police nab 465 people for various SOP violations


PUTRAJAYA: Police have arrested 465 individuals for various standard operating procedure (SOP) violations.

Of those arrested on Monday (July 26), 438 individuals were slapped with compounds while 27 were remanded.

The task force monitoring SOP compliance involving 19,081 personnel carried out 80,431 checks on Monday, said Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein.

He said enforcement officials had ordered 60 premises comprising 12 factories, 40 business premises and eight construction sites to close for failing to comply with SOPs.

On Monday (July 26), authorities carried out checks at 1,736 factories, 15,572 business premises, 990 construction sites and 344 workers' hostels.

"On Ops Benteng, enforcement authorities reported to have arrested 14 illegal immigrants and seized four land vehicles," he said on Tuesday (July 27).

Hishammuddin said 380 individuals returned to Malaysia on Monday and all were sent to observe mandatory quarantine at government-designated centres.

Since July 24 last year, a total of 256,907 individuals have returned and sent for quarantine at 83 hotels and 11 training institutes nationwide.

Hishammuddin also said that the enhanced movement control order placed on several localities would be lifted on July 28

These include Lintas Sebuga PPR flats in Sandakan, Kampung Telaga and Kampung Pituru in Pitas, Felda Jengka 8 in Jerantut, Kampung Jagoi Duyoh in Kuching and Taman Samudera in Gombak.

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