Penang cops issue more than 1,300 traffic summonses in seven-hour New Year’s Eve operation


GEORGE TOWN: A complete 1,301 traffic summonses have been issued to motorists inside a span of seven hours after police arrange 42 roadblocks on New Year’s Eve.

Penang Criminal Investigation Department chief Senior Asst Comm Rahimi Ra’ais mentioned the operation, involving all 5 district police headquarters, from 9pm on Friday (Dec 31) to 4am on Saturday (Jan 1) noticed an enforcement power of 146 senior officers and 821 policemen.

“A complete of 8,164 people and 4,929 autos have been inspected with 1,301 summonses issued and 52 bikes seized for varied traffic violations.

“Three people have been arrested below Section 45(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 after they have been discovered to be driving drunk.

“Police additionally arrested 36 people for legal offences.

“A bunch of 26 more have been arrested for violating Entertainment Premises Enactment 1988 and their tools was seized after they have been discovered to have organised a celebration with out allow from authorities.

“Throughout the operation, motion was taken in opposition to 36 people below Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 [Act 342] whereas three people have been arrested for violating Explosives Act 1957 after illegally lighting up firecrackers.

“We additionally managed to arrest 5 needed suspects,” he mentioned throughout a press convention on the state contingent police headquarters on Saturday.

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