PETALING JAYA: Nearly 400 people were arrested yesterday for failing to follow the procedures of the Covid-19 Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO), with 33 of them caught attempting to cross state borders.
Penang, Perak, Selangor, Putrajaya, Negeri Sembilan, Kelantan and Sabah are regions still under the CMCO.
Out of the 381 arrested, Senior Security Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, 377 individuals had to pay compound fines while four were remanded.
He said the 33, despite repeated warnings in the past, were detained for crossing borders without permission.
The recen spread of infections in Kelantan was attributed to travellers who carried the virus from red zones such as the Klang Valley and Negeri Sembilan by health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.
Ismail said the other crimes recorded yesterday included visits to entertainment outlets (96), failure to wear face masks (80), failure to observe physical distance (69) and failure to record information prior to entering premises (57).
In his address, Ismail said under the ongoing Operasi Benteng, enforcement teams arrested 20 illegals, three smugglers and confiscated nine vehicles.
On the compulsory quarantine, Ismail said that a total of 72,182 individuals had reached the Malaysian borders from July 24 to Nov 21. Out of that, 61,923 were allowed to come back home.