Police aims at wiping out secret societies, gangsters

KUCHING: The police will continue anti-crime efforts to wipe out secret societies and gangsterism in the state said Sarawak police commissioner Datuk Mohmad Salleh.

He said the Ops Cantas Kenyalang that started in April 2007 to wipe out secret societies and gangsterism in the state would continue until Sarawak is free from such activities.

“We are serious in combating gangsters and we will continue to enhance efforts to curb such activities,” he said yesterday.

“Police will not compromise in its efforts to combat crime, especially, gangsterism,” he said when commenting on reports that activities involving secret societies and gangsters had emerged in Sibu after a period of inactivity.

During a recent incident, a Molotov cocktail was thrown at a police inspector’s car in Jalan Tuanku Osman, Sibu while a number of unidentified men had fired gunshots at a businessman in Maludan.

Ops Cantas Kenyalang was launched in April 2007 when Bintulu MP Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing questioned the police for not overcoming threats posed by secret societies.

Since 2007, a number of gang leaders and masterminds had been banished and the activities of a number of gangs and secret societies crippled. — Bernama

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