Cops nab 238 bikers for illegal racing on yet-to-be-opened West Coast Expressway

  • Nation
  • Monday, 27 May 2019

LUMUT (Bernama): A total of 283 individuals were detained for suspected illegal racing on the West Coast Expressway (WCE) near the Ayer Tawar exit, which is not open to the public.

Manjung district police chief ACP Muhammad Hanif Othman said they were detained in Op Khas Samseng Jalanan Ramadan operation on Sunday (May 26) after a week-long investigation.

He said police seized 11 motorcycles for not obeying traffic rules during the operation, which was carried out from 3pm until midnight.

"A total of 283 individuals and 277 motorcycles were checked in the operation carried out by the Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Division, Manjung district police headquarters with the Manjung Police Volunteer Reserve (PVR)," he said.

Muhammad Hanif said a total of 374 summonses for various traffic offences were issued including for not having driving licenses and expired road tax as well as underage riding.

Meanwhile, a teenager known as John, 20, said he had just returned to his hometown and was only at the location as a spectator, but acknowledged that the activity was illegal.

"This was my first time here and I borrowed my cousin's modified motorcycle, I did not expect that the police to come and I had to push the motorcycle over 5km to the police station.

"What I know is that the highway became the new location for illegal racing about two months ago, but no money was involved. It's all just for fun," he said. – Bernama

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