Ops Sepadu Drives KL Crime Rate Down 19%

19 May 2009
Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur deputy police chief Senior Asst Comm (I) Datuk Abu Samah Mat said that the result of the recent campaign against crime known as Ops Sepadu has achieved a 19% drop in the city’s crime rate. He said robberies, vehicle and snatch thefts have been reduced and 2,852 people have been arrested. Among them were 678 foreigners and 59 Mat Rempit.

The campaign involved 450 police officers, assisted by other enforcement agencies, were able to arrest people involved in drug-related offences, fighting, rioting, prostitution and immigration-related offences. 976 knives and dangerous objects and over 200 vehicles were seized as well.

He also said that public feedback revealed that they were affected by the traffic congestion caused by roadblocks and spot checks conducted by the police but would extend the operations until 16 June 2009.

The Star Online – Ops Sepadu cuts crime in the city by 19%
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