SHAH ALAM: Bukit Aman will step up security in assisting relevant authorities in managing the supply of Covid-19 vaccines in the country.
Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani said the police will assist in the aspect of transporting, storing and distribution of the first batch of vaccines, which is expected to arrive in Malaysia on Sunday (Feb 21).
“We want to prevent any untoward incidents such as the supply being hijacked while being moved, stolen or sabotaged while in storage.
“I have instructed all state police chiefs to identify all storage and distribution centres nationwide and implement the necessary security measures,” he told a press conference on Thursday (Feb 18) after visiting the roadblock at Setia Alam toll plaza.
Police personnel will be sufficiently deployed to ensure the security of the vaccines, Acryl Sani said.
“The police force is more than ready for such a task.
“We are well prepared. For movement of the vaccines, we will deploy police escorts to ensure the stocks are transported smoothly and safely.
“We are cooperating with the Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry and the Health Ministry on this matter,” he added.