Johor cops nab seven bikers for reckless riding

KULAI: Police have detained seven motorcyclists during an operation codenamed Ops Samseng Jalanan to nab reckless motorists and road bullies.

Kulai OCPD Supt Tong Beng Yeow said the seven male suspects, aged between 15 and 24, were detained on Tuesday (March 2) at around 10pm along Jalan Senai-Seelong-Kempas Lama.

He said the operation was led by Insp Mohd Khairi Salleh with eight officers and will end at around 10pm on Wednesday (March 3).

“They were detained under Section 42(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 for riding in reckless manners," Supt Tong said in a statement here.

He said among the offences committed by them included riding at high speed, performing the “Superman” stunt and zig-zagging and overtaking other vehicles dangerously.

Supt Tong added that 10 motorcycles were seized during the operation under the Road Transport Act 1987, three offences under Section 60 and seven offences under Section 42(1) of the same act.

“We also issued 24 summonses for various offences including for not wearing helmets, no side mirrors, modifying exhausts, fancy plate numbers and an underage motorcyclist, ’’ he said.

Supt Tong said the seven suspects were also slapped with compounds for failing to comply with the SOP during the movement control order.

He said the compounds were issued under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Disease Act 1988 (Act 342).

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