KUCHING: Police are still on the hunt for 16 gang leaders in the state after having arrested 30 under the ongoing Ops Cantas Kenyalang.
Federal CID director Comm Datuk Christopher Wan said 15 of the gangsters arrested were sent to the Simpang Renggam detention centre in Johor and eight had been placed under restricted residence.
Six are still in remand under the Emergency Ordinance while one has been released.
Comm Wan said that Ops Cantas Kenyalang, launched in April to combat gangsterism in the state, would continue to focus on gang leaders and their right-hand men.
“The task force set up under the operation will continue to do its work. From our assessment, we need to take continuous action in order to nab the remaining gang leaders,” he told a press conference after chairing a meeting on the operation here yesterday.
He also said that police would carry on with other operations against gang-related activities such as gambling and vice.
He urged those who had fallen victim to gangsters to lodge a report at the nearest police station.
“Whoever has any information, please come forward. We need the public to be the eyes and ears of the police so that we can take action,” he said.