Police in Penang have arrested 45 traffic offenders during Ops Samseng between 12am and 5am on September 6th. The individuals caught included the vehicle owners and passengers as well.
According to a report by The Sun Daily, northeast district police chief ACP Mior Faridalathrash Wahid said the five-hour operation involved an officer and a further 19 policemen which were posted to Lebuhraya Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu, Jalan Bukit Gambir, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Jalan Sungai Dua, Jalan Pekaka, Jalan Lip Sin, Jalan Masjid Negeri, Gelugor Roundabout, and Padang Kota Lama among other George Town areas.
The operation sprang into action when a public tip-off led police to believe a group of road gangsters were planning to gather at Padang Kota Lama for the purposes of illegal street racing.
"With the arrest of 45 people out of the 114 picked up, we averted an illegal road race. Police also seized 11 motorcycles out of the 88 vehicles screened," said Mior.
Apart from those arrested, Mior added that police also had issued 257 summons in that span for various traffic offences such as expired road tax and driving without a valid license.