Kota Samarahan cop among 25 arrested for unauthorised inter-district travel

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By Chew Lip Song

A POLICEMAN who breached travel restrictions because he “had not ridden a motorcycle for a long time” was arrested with 24 others in Simunjan yesterday.

The cop, who is attached with the Samarahan district police headquarters, was riding from the Simunjan Market towards Kampung Nanas without permit, DayakDaily reported.

State deputy police commissioner Datuk Dev Kumar said the group was detained in an operation at Kilometer 1, Jalan Tun Openg, Simunjan at about 2pm.

“Upon questioning, all of the 25 men were found to be from Samarahan and they failed to provide a reasonable excuse to enter Simunjan area without police permits.

“All of them claimed they needed to travel by motorcycle from Kota Samarahan to Simunjan because they had not ridden for a long time,” Dev said in a statement.

The men were arrested and taken to Simunjan police station for committing offences under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures Within Infected Local Areas) Regulations 2020.