Police arrest 82 for RMCO offences

Among those arrested were some who did not wear masks.

PETALING JAYA: Police arrested 82 individuals yesterday for offences under the recovery movement control order (RMCO), Senior Minister for Security Ismail Sabri Yaakob said today.

In a statement, Ismail said 75 of the 82 were fined, six were remanded and one was granted bail.

They were caught for failing to practise physical distancing, not wearing face masks and not recording personal details. Only one person was caught for activities at pubs or nightclubs.

Police also caught 29 undocumented migrants and two suspected smugglers and confiscated a boat and four land vehicles as part of its ongoing Ops Benteng campaign.

“The government will take strict action against anyone who tries to enter the country illegally and enforcement agencies will continue to tighten our border control,” he said.