JOHOR BARU: Police carried out a massive operation around the city to weed out parking touts and drug addicts.
Johor Baru South OCPD Asst Comm Shahurinain Jais said that police netted a total of 39 people during the three-hour operation around the Jalan Wong Ah Fook area.
"At least 30 of those arrested tested positive for drugs while two others have been detained for immigration offences," he said, adding that one of those nabbed was also on the police wanted list.
Two of those nabbed were Indian and Myanmar nationals.
He added that those nabbed, aged 27 to 64, were brought back to the district police headquarters to assist in investigations.
ACP Shahurinain said at least 17 policemen and officers were involved in the operation between 10pm to 1am.
StarMetro had highlighted that parking toutshave been operating in several areas in the city.
This "ulat parking" stand at empty parking spaces and offer to "guard vehicles" in exchange for a few ringgit.
Many of them operate along Jalan Trus, Jalan Maju, Taman Sentosa and the Johor Zoo especially during weekends to cash in on Singaporean visitors.
There have been cases of vehicles being scratched and tyres punctured when motorists refuse to pay.
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