Commercial crime increases amid drop in overall crime index in Miri

Miri police chief ACP Lim Meng Seah (left) presenting certificate of excellence to police personnel during the monthly assembly.

By Brad Rantayy
MIRI, Dec 17: The overall crime index in Miri for this year up to November,  saw a drop compared to the corresponding period last year,  says city police chief ACP Lim Meng Seah.
Lim disclosed this during the city police monthly assembly held this morning at Miri police headquarters here.
Despite the overall reduction, crime rates for commercial cases has shown an increase of  156 cases or 39 per cent for January 1 to November 30 this year.
“The number of commercial crimes in the city has risen this year, and it mostly involved phone scams, e-commerce, or fake loans,” he said.
“We managed to solve 72  (commercial crime) cases out of that 156 (cases)  or 19 per cent,” opined Lim.
For narcotic crime this year (January 1 to November 30) , a total of 769 investigation papers were opened with 737 (including several cases from the previous year) had been brought to court.
A total 154 police officers from various ranks and 45 civilians were involved in the monthly assembly.—DayakDaily