Police have arrested a total of 1,444 suspected criminals and gang members during its six days of Ops Cantas Khas 2.
Federal police Criminal Investigation Department director Mohmad Salleh told reporters at Bukit Aman that among the suspects nabbed are 138 people who were on police’s wanted list for various offences.
The special operations were launched on August 6 also saw firearms, sharp weapons and vehicles seized during the nationwide crackdown.
Mohmad said 1,444, six were arrested under the Firearms (Increased Penalty) Act, 115 arrested under the Registrar of Societies Act for suspicion of involvement in gangs, under the Penal Code for various offences (179), for documentation (995), and others (149).
“The operation involves a large number of CID personnel from both the federal and state levels, as well as federal police special task force teams.
“The operation will continue until police are satisfied that all criminals involved in violent crimes and gangsterism activities are arrested, tracked down or identified (for action),” he said.
Mohmad said the Ops Cantas Khas 2 squads performed checks on 33,640 individuals and 19,558 vehicles nationwide.
He also revealed that among the triads active in the country are from 36, 04, 18 and Satu Hati gangs.