Nine ar­rested in San­dakan po­lice op­er­a­tion

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SAN­DAKAN: The po­lice from the head­quar­ters here in­spected a to­tal of 155 in­di­vid­u­als and 57 ve­hi­cles, and ar­rested nine peo­ple dur­ing an in­te­grated op­er­a­tion to fight crime here on Septem­ber 15 to 16.

District po­lice chief ACP Mohd Azhar Hamin said the large scale op­er­a­tion was led by him­self and in­volved 58 per­son­nel from dif­fer­ent po­lice sta­tions in San­dakan.

The op­er­a­tion tar­geted lo­ca­tions iden­ti­fied as hot spots for drugs and crimes in­clud­ing en­ter­tain­ment out­lets, daily rental rooms, and drugs spots around res­i­den­tial ar­eas and the town.

The op­er­a­tion also in­volved en­force­ment on ‘street gang­ster­ism’.

“The nine ar­rests were made to­gether with seizures of items that were in­ves­ti­gated un­der Sec­tion 379 of the Pe­nal Code, Sec­tion 39A (1) Dan­ger­ous Drugs Act 1952 and Sec­tion 6 (1) of Im­mi­gra­tion Act 1959/63.

“The main ob­jec­tive of this op­er­a­tion was to fight crime and at the same time solve drug is­sues which had caused an in­crease in crime rate in San­dakan. It also aimed to en­sure that the com­mu­nity in San­dakan lives in a peace­ful and safe en­vi­ron­ment,” Azhar said.

Azhar also thanked the com­mu­nity who co­op­er­ated in sup­ply­ing use­ful in­for­ma­tion which as­sisted the po­lice in their in­ves­ti­ga­tion, and he hoped the col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween the com­mu­nity and po­lice would con­tinue.

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