SEREMBAN: A Form Two truant who travelled 30km from Jempol to Bahau for a snooker game yesterday met with the long arm of the law.
The 14-year-old from a school in Felda Lui Timur thought his escapade would go unnoticed.
Little did he realise that a team comprising officials from the Jempol Education Office and police were on the lookout for wayward students under a joint operation in Bahau, about 96km from here.
The team, led by Chief Insp Nazri Fadil, caught the boy in a snooker parlour playing a game with a dropout.
When picked up, the student admitted that he often skipped class to go to Bahau.
His parents and the school authorities were later informed of his misdeed.
State Education, Youth and Sports Committee chairman Datuk Mohamad Rais Zainuddin said the joint operation was aimed at wiping out gangsterism in schools.
He said the move was also to nab students loitering in shopping complexes and entertainment outlets during school hours.
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