Tawau police chief ACP Peter Umbuas said the installation was to curb the entry of illegal immigrants and the spread of COVID-19.
“Police along with other security agencies are now actively monitoring all Felda Umas routes in line with the enforcement of the 14-day Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) starting yesterday.
“There are four entrance and exit points here including three rat routes,” he said after inspecting the implementation of EMCO at Felda Umas here today.
Peter said a monitoring team would also be deployed to ensure that the residents in Felda Umas comply with the standard operating procedures (SOP).
“I request the cooperation of all residents, especially the settlers and Felda staff to help break the COVID-19 infection chain,” he said.
He said, the tight control in Felda Umas was conducted by his team along with the armed forces, Felda Umas auxiliary police and the People’s Volunteer Corps (Rela).
The implementation of EMCO in Felda Umas involved 800 houses after the spike in COVID-19 cases in the area.