Raids net seven for various offences

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BINTULU: Seven local men were arrested for various offences in an operation codenamed ‘Ops Samseng Jalanan’ recently.

The operation conducted by the Traffic Police Division, Crime Prevention and Community Safety Division and the central police station, was held from 7.30pm on Aug 14 until 12.30am on Aug 15 at Jalan Paragon, Pasar Lama, around Assyakirin Commercial Centre as well as Kampung Masjid.

Bintulu police said two men were arrested under Section 42 (1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 for riding their motorcycles dangerously in a zig zag manner where if convicted, the suspects can be sentenced to jail for a term up to five years and be fined up to RM15,000.

“Other than that, two more men were arrested for possessing two plastic packets of drugs believed to be cannabis weighing at 2.6g and they are investigated under Section 6 of the Dangerous Drugs Act (DDA) 1952.

“Meanwhile, the police also arrested another three men under Section 15 (1) DDA 1952 after they tested positive for tetrahydrocannabinol (marijuana).

“If convicted under Section 6 DDA 1952, the suspects can be sentenced to jail for a term up to five years and fined RM100,000 whereas, if convicted under Section 15(1) DDA 1952, the suspects can be fined up to RM5,000 or sentenced to jail up to two years and two years of supervision,” the police said.

Throughout the operation, a total of 13 motorcycles were confiscated under Section 60 of the Road Transport Act 1987 for not complying with the specified specifications and without a licence.

Aside from that, the police also issued 40 traffic summonses for various offences such as expired road tax, no driving licence, modified exhausts and others after inspecting 65 individuals from 35 motorcycles and five cars.

In this regard, Bintulu police advised the public to monitor their children’s movement so that they will not get involved in any street thug activities or be exposed to substance abuse activities.

Two locals who were riding their motorcycles dangerously, were taken to the police station for further action.

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