KUALA LUMPUR DEC.4: The “Op Benteng” involving five national defence and security bodies whose roles are to stop illegal immigrants from entering the country besides curbing cross border criminals yesterday had detained 11 masters (tekong) and seized one boat/ship and two land vehicles.
Senior and Defence Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, in the Op Benteng the enforcement units had conducted 296 road blocks across the country and had detained 51 illegal immigrants.
Ismail said, the enforcement units involved included Op Penawar (MAF, RPM and RELA) that carried out 228 road blocks while Op Benteng headed by the Royal Police Malaysia (RPM) had conducted 59 road blocks while Op Benteng Malaysia Border Security Agency (Aksem) carried out three road blocks.
“The national border control that is conducted in an integrated approach by the five security and defence bodies will take stern actions on any party that tries to enter the border of Malaysia illegally.
“The enforcement agencies will make strict controls at the borders especially in the “mouse paths,” said Ismail in his statement here today.
Meanwhile, in the Task Force Compliance Operations on 3rd Dec. 2020, the police had detained 412 individuals for not complying with the Movement Control Order (MCO). From that, 403 individuals had been compounded while nine were remanded.
Among the non-compliance offences committed said Ismail included not adhering to physical distancing (135), activities in the entertainment centres (113), not wearing face mask (64), fail to provide tools to record customers’ details (59) and crossing district/state without permission (276) and others (14).
Regarding the compulsory quarantine, Ismail said, since 24th July until 3rd Dec.2020, 81,240 individuals had returned to the country via the international border entry points.
All of them said Ismail had been placed in 75 hotels and 17 public training institutes (ILA) and private learning institutes including in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Sarawak, Kelantan, Labuan, Melaka, Johor, Penang, Perak, Terengganu, Perlis and Kedah.
“From those who had returned, 11,682 individuals were undergoing the compulsory quarantine process while 509 had been sent to the hospitals for treatment.
However he said, 69,049 individuals had been allowed to return home. They had returned from countries among others Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam, Brunei, Qatar, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, India UAE, Japan, Turkey, South Korea, Iran, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar, China, United Kingdom, Holland, Spain, Egypt, France, Australia, New Zealand and United States of America. –Malaysia World News