MUKAH: Seven individuals were caught red-handed for standard operating procedure (SOP) violation when attempting to travel across districts, here yesterday (June 1).
Mukah police chief Deputy Superintendent Muhamad Rizal Alias said today (June 2) the compound was issued between 7am and 3pm at a roadblock in Kampung Jebungan, here.
He said the offenders were compounded for having more than the designated amount of passengers in a vehicle as well as failure to provide inter-district travel permits issued by the police.
"Six compounds were issued for carrying passengers in excess of the set limit of two persons in a vehicle.
"One compound was issued for failure to provide travel permits from the police for inter-district movement," he said, adding that all offences were under Regulation 17 (1) of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures within Infected Local Areas)(No.2) 2021.
Muhamad Rizal said stricter enforcement will be implemented, including issuing compounds to individuals flouting the SOPs throughout the duration of the movement control order (MCO).
He also reminded the people to first obtain their inter-district travel permit from the police before attempting to cross districts.
JULAU: A cockfighting session on the first day of Gawai Dayak celebration here came to a premature end after five locals, including two women, engrossed in the prohibited activity were rounded by police.
The culprits were caught in an open area near Darau, Pakan.
District police chief Deputy Supt Andam Sulin Brayun said a team from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and several members of relevant departments raided the spot at around 3.30pm yesterday (June 1).
The suspects were aged between 34 and 69 years.
Andam said four live cockerels, three dead ones, a scale, a box riddled with written numbers and a canvas were seized
"All the suspects were compounded under Regulation 17 (1) of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures within Infected Local Areas) (No.2) 2021," he said today (June 2).
He said the suspects are being investigated under Section 3 (1) of the Animal Cruelty Ordinance 1963.