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JPJ and cops put the brakes on 'Tonto' groups

PUTRAJAYA: Several "Tonto" syndicates based in Perak, Selangor and Negri Sembilan have been crippled with the arrest of their masterminds in a joint operation by the Road Transport Department and police.


Customs officer in tonto attack case dies

KOTA BARU: A female senior Customs officer, who was in a coma since last Friday after the car she was in was rammed by tonto (touts) at Kampung Banggol Chica, Pasir Mas, has died.


Cops: Tonto who killed Customs officer may have fled across border

KOTA BARU: Police said they have identified the tonto (tout) who allegedly killed a senior Customs officer, adding however that the suspect may have fled across the border to Thailand.


'Tonto' thwarts chase against cigarette smugglers

KAJANG: Four Customs officers, who were chasing a lorry suspected of carrying smuggled cigarettes, were stopped dead in their tracks by a Proton Gen-2, believed to be driven by a “tonto”.


Former tonto speaks out about life of crime

KUALA LUMPUR: He was only 20 when he was sucked into the tonto’s lair. Kay was desperate for money and he was facing the possibility of hefty fines in his other job. So, he signed up as a tonto.


‘Tonto’ menace: JPJ to expand dragnet in Penang, Kedah and Johor

KUALA TERENGGANU: The Road Transport Department (JPJ) will expand its operation dubbed “Ops Cantas Khas Tonto” since it began on April 26 to three other states following its success in routing several organised tonto syndicates.


Smuggler and tonto nabbed while changing tyre

KOTA TINGGI: A smuggler and a tonto were arrested while chan­g­ing the flat tyre of a lorry near Batu Tiga here.


Tonto rams vehicle into Customs officers’ car

PADANG BESAR: Three Customs enforcement officers were seriously injured when their car was rammed by another vehicle, believed to be driven by a tonto, at the 20km mark of the Jalan Padang Besar-Kangar stretch here.


'Bravest tonto' loses bike while fleeing arrest

The #8220;bravest of tontos,#8221; who gets paid RM105 daily by his boss to tail state Domestic Trade and Consumers Affairs Ministry enforcement officers on their rounds, received a rude shock on Wednesday night.


Anti-tonto ops set to target three more states

KUALA TERENGGANU: Large-scale operations against the tonto menace will be carried out in Kedah, Penang and Johor following the successful outcome of the first operation in three other states on April 26, says Road Transport Department (JPJ) director-general Datuk Seri Ismail Ahmad.