JOHOR BARU: The police and the Road Transport Department (JPJ) have seized 118 lorries here for overloading.
State police chief Comm Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay said out of the 261 lorries that have been weighed during its operation dubbed Ops Perdagangan, about 91% were overloaded.
"We have conducted about 206 operations since June, and during the operations, we were able to seize some 118 lorries for being overloaded.
"A majority of these lorries were carrying 40% more weight than their allowed capacity," he said, adding that some of its drivers were also driving without a license.
He said this to the press during one of the Ops Perdagangan activities conducted by police with the Johor JPJ here in Ulu Tiram.
He added that the police have also issued summonses during the operations.
"One of the excuse given by the drivers was that they were not expecting the JPJ and police to conduct an operation on weekends.
"They try to avoid the authorities by only driving the overloaded vehicles when they felt that the coast was clear," he said, adding that the police are conducting the operations almost every day at each districts here.
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