Cops refute viral clip, says case solved and suspect charged


JOHOR BARU: A video clip of a school student being abducted in broad daylight in Kota Masai is in fact an old video clip as the case has been solved and the suspect being charged in court, says the Johor police chief.

Datuk Comm Kamarul Zaman Mamat said that he was baffled as to why an incident which occurred in April this year has gone viral again.

He added that the case was solved when the suspect, who was of unsound mind, had already been charged in court.

“I can assure the public, especially parents, that there were no other such cases involving kidnapping or abduction of any school student. I hope people will stop forwarding this six-minute video clip,” he said.

Comm Kamarul added that the suspect was arrested by a group of people before being handed over to the police.

Meanwhile, in another unrelated case, Comm Kamarul Zaman said that some 308 people were arrested during a major narcotics operation codenamed Ops Tapis between Sept 26 and Sept 28.

“The operations were carried out around hotspots such as fishermen jetties, public housing schemes, Felda settlements and other hotspots,” he said, adding that among those arrested include 13 women.

All the suspects are aged between 25 to 60 and at least 52 of those arrested were on the police wanted list.

Police also seized an array of drugs during the major operations.

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