230 held for flouting RMCO rules

A total 2,693 task force teams were deployed to check for compliance with RMCO regulations. (Bernama pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: Senior Minister for Security Ismail Sabri Yaakob said 230 people were arrested yesterday for violating the recovery movement control order (RMCO) regulations.

He said in a statement today that 13 were remanded, two were allowed police bail and the rest were issued compounds, adding that action was taken against nine others for flouting home quarantine rules.

“Among the violations were pub and nightclub activities, not complying with SOPs, premises operating beyond business hours, not wearing face masks, large gatherings that made physical distancing difficult and failure to follow quarantine regulations and pay quarantine fees,” he said.

A total of 2,693 compliance task force teams were deployed, involving 12,213 personnel who conducted checks at 4,137 supermarkets, 6,098 restaurants, 1,800 hawker stalls, 1,761 factories, 3,769 banks and 1,061 government offices.

They also monitored 1,149 land transport terminals, 234 water transport terminals and 120 air transport terminals.

Ops Benteng continued yesterday with inspections of 27,200 vehicles to identify foreigners entering through illegal routes.

Police arrested two individuals for immigration offences.

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