93 MCO flouters arrested

93 MCO flouters arrested

KUCHING: Police have arrested 93 more individuals for defying the movement control order (MCO) from 8am on Monday to 8am yesterday.

State Deputy Commissioner of Police Datuk Dev Kumar M.M Sree in a statement, said that Sibu recorded the most arrests with 33 offenders.

“This was followed by Kuching with 25 arrests; Simunjan (six); Miri (five); Padawan, Saratok and Belaga (four); Kota Samarahan, Limbang and Marudi (three); and one each in Bau, Kapit and Betong.

“The latest figure brings the tally of arrests made throughout Sarawak to 1,328 arrests since March 18,” he said.

Dev Kumar added that in the same period, 75 individuals were charged in court for flouting the order.

Sibu recorded the most individuals charged with 17, followed by Kuching (16); Padawan (eight); Lubok Antu and Sri Aman (six); Miri (five); Song (four); Betong, Saratok and Tatau (three); Bintulu (two); and one each in Julau and Limbang.

To date, the total of individuals charged in court stands at 668.

All offenders were detained under Section 186 of the Penal Code and Regulation 7(1) of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures within the Infected Local Areas) Regulations 2020.

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