Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Ops Cantas - Selangor Police Alone Arrest 683 people, Johor (68) and Sabah (64)

Selangor police have so far arrested 683 people in a special crime prevention operation dubbed Ops Cantas.

Acting Selangor police chief Datuk A. Thaiveegan said of the total, 211 people aged between 17 and 40 would be remanded to enable further investigation on various criminal offenses, including possession of weapons and drugs, while the rest were released after having their statements taken.

“We have conducted roadblocks and checks on individuals, vehicles and several premises around Selangor.
“From the operation, various dangerous weapons like parang and knives, housebreaking equipment, cash, several cars and motorcycles have been seized,” he said at the Selangor police headquarters.
Thaiveegan said police would continue to mount the operation.
“We will also inspect suspected gambling premises and premises which conduct businesses without permits and hire illegal workers without passports,” he said.
He advised the public to cooperate with the police to improve public safety and channel useful information to help the police arrest criminals.

In Kota Kinabalu, police have rounded up 68 people during Ops Cantas.
Of the total, 18 foreigners were detained for further investigations while 50 locals were released on police bail.
Sabah Criminal Investigation Department (CID) chief Senior Assistant Commissioner Omar Mammah said yesterday the operation targeted those who had been identified as members of groups involved in organised crime activities or triads.
“The operations were carried out across the city here, Lahad Datu, Sandakan, Kudat, Papar, Tuaran, Kota Belud, Keningau and Tenom.
“Apart from tracking them down based on their criminal records, we also sought former detainees of the Emergency Ordinance who we believe could be active again,” he said.

In Johor Baru, state CID chief Assistant Commissioner Azizan Anan said 64 people have been detained in Johor so far.
He said those detained were based on checks and roadblocks by police from the state police headquarters.
“As of today (yesterday), police have not recovered any firearms. However, police will continue to step-up operations to track down known criminals in the state.
“Roadbocks and inspections will be carried out at several locations to arrest any suspected criminals. Those detained will have to go through several checks, including for any previous criminal records,” he said.


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