KUCHING: Police have ordered 193 motorists to turn back for not having valid travel documents to exit and enter Kuching district.

The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said this made the tally of vehicles ordered to turn back since Nov 9, at 613 vehicles.

“Last Friday, 7,657 vehicles were inspected in 10 roadblocks set up throughout Kuching district.

“This brought the number of vehicles inspected to 91,943,” the committee said.

Apart from that, 21 compounds have been issued to errant individuals for failing to comply with the standard operating procedures (SOPs) in public places namely, eight in Sibu, six in Kuching, four in Mukah, and one each in Sarikei, Simunjan and Miri.

On SOP compliance monitoring, patrol teams have inspected 1,352 premises throughout Sarawak.

These include 286 restaurants, supermarkets (165), banks (111), public markets (57), places of worship (36), government offices (36), hawker stalls (33), leisure places (33), construction sites (17), factories (11), and others (567).

Under Ops Benteng, a total of 1,034 vehicles were inspected through seven roadblocks in six districts comprising two in Lawas, and one each in Lundu, Bau, Serian, Sri Aman and Lubok Antu.