By Brad Rantayy
MIRI, Feb 28: Police here believe they have solved at least eight break-ins into houses and a church following the arrests of two local men during ‘Ops Pintu’.
“The cops here have solved at least eight break-in cases with the arrest of two local men on Tuesday during an operation dubbed ‘Ops Pintu’,” said Miri police chief ACP Lim Meng Seah.
The two suspects were picked up from two separate locations here during a raid which took place from 2.20pm to 3pm.
When met at the Miri Police headquarters (IPD) Chinese New Year open house gathering on Thursday, Lim said both suspects are currently being detained under police custody to assist probes into the related cases.
Also seized during the raid were several house break-in apparatus, including a knife, seven membership cards for various shopping malls, a speaker and two guitars.
When asked about Miri’s crime index for the period of January to February this year, Lim said, the percentage has decreased to 6 per cent.
Meanwhile, on the open house gathering, Lim said, nearly 100 police personnel of various ranks were present at the event.
“We hope such an event can forge closer ties amongst police personnel from various departments,” he said.
Earlier, Lim and his wife Lee Giak Fung presented ang pow to 100 children who were present with their parents at the event.
Also present was Miri deputy police chief Supt Sabri Zainol. — DayakDaily