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In JB, 264 fined RM1,000 for flouting RMCO

Several of those inspected also tested positive for drugs.

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A total of 264 people have been given RM1,000 compounds for flouting the recovery movement control order (RMCO) by socialising at entertainment centres around the city and in the Kulai district.

Johor Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department chief ACP Mohd Afzanizam Yahaya said they were part of 295 people inspected in four raids carried out at at several entertainment centres over the weekend.

In the 11pm raid on Saturday, 152 people who were found socialising at an entertainment centre in the city were inspected. Three of them, aged 23 to 36, tested positive for drugs.

“Also detained was a 32-year-old man who claimed to be the owner of the premises, who failed to comply with the terms of the business licence by selling and serving alcoholic beverages, apart from not practising physical distancing and non-compliance with the SOPs set for business,” he said in a statement yesterday.

He said three other raids were carried out yesterday at entertainment premises around the city and in Kulai, in which 143 people were inspected.

“The raids were carried out simultaneously from 12.30am until 8.30am on Sunday and the results of urine tests found that 31 individuals, aged 17 to 56, tested positive for drugs,” he said.

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