KUALA LUMPUR – As of yesterday, a total of 7,389 individuals were arrested since 1 May 2020 during the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) period.
From that amount, 6,344 involved illegal immigrants, 750 skippers and 295 traffickers.
Senior Minister (Security Cluster), Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, the arrests were made throughout the RMCO period for violating the standard operating procedures (SOP) and Immigration offences.
Meanwhile, the police had arrested 82 individuals yesterday for flouting MCO such as not practicing social distancing, not wearing face mask and clubbing activities.
“Based on the investigation on these 82 individuals, the police had issued 75 compounds. Meanwhile, six were remanded and one individual was released on bail,” he said.
The police, through the Compliance Task Force had conducted 55,086 inspections to monitor and enforce the RMCO SOP compliance.
According to him, the inspections were also held at 3,533 super markets, 4785 restaurants, 1375 hawkers, 1127 factories, 3744 banks and 737 government offices.
“1,065 land transport terminals, 194 water transport terminals and 151 air transport terminals were also being monitored,” he said.
On the development of the Benteng Operation, Ismail said that the security team has arrested 29 illegal immigrants and two traffickers besides seizing a boat and four road vehicles used in the trafficking.
He said, the government will take stern actions on people who try to breach the national border illegally and the enforcement agencies will continue to tighten border controls, especially at hidden lanes.
On the other hand, he said that 37,133 individuals have returned to Malaysia since 24 July through international borders. They have been placed at 57 hotels and 10 other premises including Public Training Institutes and Private Education Institutes in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Penang, Johor, Sarawak, Kelantan, Perak, Kedah, Perlis, Terengganu, Sabah and Labuan for mandatory quarantine.
“From that amount, 8,671 individuals are undergoing mandatory quarantine. Meanwhile, 106 individuals have been sent to the hospital for treatment.
“28,356 individuals have been discharged and allowed to go home,” he said. –MalaysiaGazette