Two men flee after garbage truck is stopped by JPJ on Kesas Highway

KUALA LUMPUR: Two men, believed to be foreigners, abandoned a garbage truck they were travelling in after being stopped by the Road Transport Department along the Kesas Highway.

They ran into the bushes after stopping the vehicle which was later inspected by enforcement personnel at the Awan Besar Toll Plaza on Friday night (Aug 28).

Meanwhile, two other men in their 20s were detained after an inspection of the car they were driving turned up compressed dried leaves believed to be ganja.

A urine test later revealed the driver to be positive for drugs, while his passenger was let off after he tested negative.

Road Transport Department deputy director general (strategy and operations) Zamakshari Hanipah said 720 vehicles were checked during the operation which ended at midnight.

"We issued 191 notices for various violations, including not having a valid road tax, license, tinting, and fancy license plates. We seized two motorcycles and a car during the operation," he said.

Zamakshari said that 126 personnel from the Road Transport Department, Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department, Immigration Department, National Anti Drug Agency(AADK), Environment Department and Puspakom were involved in the operation.

"The AADK also arrested four men aged between 18 and 40 after they tested positive for drugs, while the Environment Department and Puspakom recorded seven cases and the Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department recorded 49 cases involving various offences," he said.

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