Lim (front, right) checking out one of the four new Honda Civic 1.8S police patrol cars.

MIRI: The commercial crime index of Miri district police headquarters (IPD) for this year showed a decrease of cases, compared to last year.

According to Miri district police chief ACP Lim Meng Seah, for the period from Jan 1 to Sept 7 this year, 227 cases were recorded, thereby showing a decrease in 74 cases, compared to 301 cases recorded in for the same period in 2019.

“As for criminal index from Jan 1 until Sept 7 this year, 592 cases were recorded  showing a decrease in 179 cases, compared to 771 cases in 2019.

“For Narcotics Crime Investigation Department, the 634 cases recorded from Jan 1 until Aug 31 showed an increase in seven cases, compared to 627 cases in 2019,” he said at the Certificate of Excellence 2019 Presentation Ceremony at Miri IPD, on Tuesday (Sept 15).

Earlier, Lim also presented certificates of excellence to Miri police as an honour for their efforts and commitments.

“I would also want to thank and congratulate senior officers and low-ranking officers of the Miri District Criminal Investigation Division for successfully busting one snatch theft gang, two motorcycle theft gangs, two burglary gangs and one cable theft gang.

“I hope the awarding of these certificates of appreciation will encourage senior officers, low-ranking officers and other civil servants to emulate this effort and commitment to work more brilliantly in the future,” he added.

On the same day, Miri IPD also received four new Honda Civic 1.8S police patrol cars from Sarawak Police Contingent (IPK Sarawak).