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Thursday August 22, 2013 MYT 10:57:00 PM
Thursday August 22, 2013 MYT 10:59:10 PM
BATU GAJAH: Perak police have arrested three suspected members of secret societies linked to the five men who were shot dead by the police in Penang recently.
State police chief Datuk Mohd Shukri Dahlan said the arrest was part of the ongoing 'Ops Cantas' to weed out hardcore criminals and secret society members in the state.
He said those detained knew the five men who were gunned down in Penang.
"They are from the same gang, for example, '04' or '08' gangs. Such groups exist in Perak and in Penang," he told reporters after a farewell visit to the Batu Gajah police headquarters on Thursday, in conjunction with his transfer to Selangor from next month.
Mohd Shukri said the police had also identified several secret societies, which were involved in crimes in the state.
On Monday, the police shot dead five members of a secret society, believed to be hired killers and involved in murder and attempted murder cases in Penang, Kedah and Negri Sembilan.
The shootout between the police and the thugs, aged between 23 and 27, occurred at a flat in Sungai Nibong. - Bernama
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