KUALA LUMPUR: More than 100 suspected gang members were detained following a special Bukit Aman CID operation in Klang.
The operation, codenamed Ops Khas Aman Phase 1, was conducted in the whole district from Jan 15 till Saturday (Jan 20).
Spearheaded by Bukit Aman CID's anti-vice, gambling and secret societies division (D7), with the cooperation of the National Anti-Drug Agency (AADK), the operation saw police targeting those who were active in two gangs in Klang, construction sites controlled by the gangs, and drug dens.
Deputy CID director (Intelligence/Operations) Deputy Comm Fadil Marsus said a total of 133 individuals – 120 locals and 13 foreigners – with links to the underworld were nabbed,
"The operation also managed to cripple the sources of income of both main gangs that have run rampant in the district.
"The arrests of the gang members was based on their existing membership records, which had been (obtained) by Bukit Aman CID through the arrests of other individuals previously.
"Through CID records, we collected intelligence to determine those who are still active in criminal activities, including trafficking drugs, before they were detained in Ops Khas Aman Phase 1," he said.
DCP Fadil said the D7 also raided 16 construction sites, believed to be sources of income for the two gangs in Klang.
"We also raided three main drug dens, involving two in South Klang and one in North Klang, which are Taman Sentosa, Klang; Kampung Sammy, Port Klang; and a lot at Jalan Merpati, Taman Eng Ann, Klang.
"A total of 34 addicts were detained by AADK while six foreign addicts were being investigated under the Immigration Act 1959/63 for not having valid travel documents," he said.
DCP Fadil said the operation was conducted following various criminal cases reported in South and North Klang including robberies and extortion that went viral on social media.
"We will continue to take action against all elements connected to gangs, especially those involved in extortion, fighting for territory, drug trafficking and assault.
"We hope this latest effort will spur the public not to be in fear of crime and to share information with the police," he said.