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by kathleen ann kili
On duty: Police officers manning a road block in the ongoing ‘Ops Cantas Khas’ in Kuala Lumpur. — Bernama
CYBERJAYA: The Ops Cantas Khas has been going on smoothly, showing promising signs of reducing violent crimes in the country, said Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Mohd Bakri Zinin.
“We will carry on with the operations until public perception on safety and the crime rate has been restored to acceptable levels. It has been a success so far,” he said.
There had been a significance decrease on violent crimes since it started, he said after attending the MoU signing ceremony between the police and Lim Kok Wing University on raising awareness on cybercrime here yesterday.
About 1,000 people, mostly gangsters, have been detained since Ops Cantas Khas started on Aug 17.
The Federal Narcotics Department has also detained 1,911 people, mostly those who committed drug-related offences, in the operation dubbed Ops Cantas Khas Narkotik.
In Johor Baru, state police chief Senior Deputy Comm Datuk Mohd Mokhtar Mohd Shariff said the police were clamping down on suspects for various offences under Ops Cantas Khas.
Since the launch of the operations, he said that 22,608 people had been checked, out of which 478 of them have been detained.
He said that 198 of those detained were suspected to be involved in narcotics cases.
Police had also arrested 11 suspects on the wanted list.
“We have also seized several weapons during the checks, including guns, machetes, axes, hammers and a sword.”
SDCP Mohd Mokhtar added that about 9,000 police personnel statewide would continue their operations to ensure the safety of the people.
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