“The centre received 44 complaints related to migrant workers suspected of entering the country illegally and boosting the spread of Covid-19,” he said. “Of these, 30 cases have been investigated with six suspects in five cases arrested. Of the 30 investigated, 25 were found to not be breaking any laws, and 14 are still under investigation.”
The CCSA also received 314 complaints of alleged gambling dens that could be a hotspot for infections. Officials have investigated 187 places and made arrests in 21 cases. Of those investigated 166 did not break laws, while 127 cases are still under investigation.
“The centre also received 231 complaints on lawbreaking activities that may spread the virus, of which 89 cases have been investigated and 25 suspects in 12 cases arrested. Of the investigated cases, 77 did not break any laws. Investigators are still looking into 142 cases.”
Anucha added that CCSA has received 109,097 public requests for information or assistance related to Covid-19. It has so far fulfilled 108,874 requests, while 223 are being handled.
“The prime minister thanks the public for providing useful information to officials and has also urged people to report any violations of the law or negligence of officials that may increase the risk of new Covid-19 infections,” Anucha said.
Published : March 03, 2021
By : THE NATION