Miri cops seize 50 motorcycles in weekend ops against 'road samseng'

MIRI: Miri police seize dozens of motorbikes during an operation against illegal racers that have become a growing menace on the streets during an operation over Saturday (July 6) and Sunday (July 7).

Miri police chief ACP Lim Meng Seah said the police had dubbed these menaces as "road samseng".

"In our road 'samseng ops', we sent 59 policemen onto the streets. Over Saturday and Sunday, 94 summonses were issued, 54 motorbikes seized and 50 male and four female youths were questioned," he said Monday (July 8).

The police units staged road blocks in the city centre and the Marina Bay beachfront area.

ACP Lim said during the checks, it was found that many of the motorbike racers did not have valid driving licences and some did not have proper insurance as well.

According to him, these 'road samseng' have become a serious social menace in Miri.

"The roads in Miri and Kuala Baram districts have become their 'race circuits' during the night and predawn hours.

"They are even going into residential estates and recreational parks and using these places as their gathering grounds," ACP Lim said.


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