Police raid music cafe operating during CMCO

Police raided a music cafe at Green Heights for operating business during the CMCO.

KUCHING, May 16: A total of 31 people, aged between 15 and 55 years old were arrested in a raid carried out at a music cafe in Green Heights, last night.

Acting on a public tip-off that the music cafe was carrying out business which contravenes the conditional movement control order (CMCO) and direction from the Health Director-General, a team from criminal investigation department (CID) raided the premise at 9pm on May 15.

Sarawak CID chief SAC Dennis Leong said police found a total of 21 males and 10 females consuming alcohol at the premise.

“The 10 females and 2 males were foreigners. Seven of them were unable to provide valid travel documents.

“All of them were arrested for the following offences; Section 269 of the Penal Code, 6(1) (c) of the Immigration Act, Regulation 3 and Regulation 15 (1) of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures Within Infected Local Areas) (No. 6) Regulations 2020,” Leong said in a statement.

Under Regulation 15, any person who contravenes the provision or direction of Health Director-General or authorised officer commits an offence and shall on conviction, be liable to a fine not exceeding RM1,000 or imprisonment for a term of not more than six months or both.

Leong also warned the public that police and all the other related agencies are going all out to enforce Ops Covid-19. —DayakDaily

31 people were arrested by the police for patronising a music cafe at Green Heights during the CMCO.