KUALA LUMPUR, May 8 – A total of 1,250 summonses have been issued by police to motorists in a three-day operation, dubbed “Op Utama”, since last Friday.
ACP Sarifudin Mohd Saleh, head of the Kuala Lumpur Traffic Investigations and Enforcement Department (JSPT), said that during the operation, which was organized in conjunction with Op Selamat 18, police had also arrested 11 local men, aged 15 to 47, for various traffic offences.
“Of the 11 arrested, eight were caught driving under the influence of alcohol, two others for using false registration numbers and another was arrested for driving a stolen motorbike,” a- he said at a press conference held earlier in the day after leading the operation which took place in the federal capital.
The operation focused on modified vehicles, drunk drivers and road bullies.
Sarifudin said police also arrested a local man for suspected drug possession. The man also tested positive for the drug.
He said a total of 25 vehicles, including 22 motorcycles, were dialed in for illegal modification.
Meanwhile, he said police officers had been posted at the three main entrances to the federal capital to help divert traffic following an expected increase in the number of vehicles with more townspeople returning home from holidays in Aidilfitri.
He advised road users to exercise caution and drive carefully. — Bernama