Order goes out to cops – wipe out crime

  • Nation
  • Sunday, 17 Jun 2007

KUALA LUMPUR: Investigation officers (IOs) and detectives will have to work harder to bring down crime rates. 

“We are pushing them hard so that they can break the crime syndicates and gangsters,” said Federal CID Director Commissioner Datuk Christopher Wan Soo Kee. 

“Get the details and go all out to wipe out the gangsters,” he urged the investigators, advising the public to also provide information so that the police could bust the criminals. 

There are about 2,000 IO's in the country, he told reporters after briefing state police chiefs and heads of the respective state CIDs and police districts at the Police Training College in Cheras yesterday. 

Comm Wan said the meeting discussed methods of reducing crime in the country. 

He said the situation was currently under control. 

“In January, the crime index was 15%, but we managed to bring it down to 8.69% within the past five months,” he said. 

Regarding the anti-gangsterism operation called Ops Cantas Kenyalang in Sarawak, he said 58 gang leaders and group members had been arrested.  

This brings the number of arrests to 142.  

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