Fatimah: Integrated Crime prevention operation yields positive results

Fatimah (in white shirt) monitoring the screening process of the arrested individuals during her visit to IPK Sarawak today.

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By Christopher Lidom

KUCHING, Feb 25: A total of 109 individuals including three Indonesian were arrested for various offences during an integrated Sarawak Contingent Crime Prevention Operation conducted in six targeted area in the city today.

According to Minister of Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development Dato Sri Fatimah Abdullah, the joint effort involved Narcotic Crime Investigation Department from Sarawak Police Contingent (IPK Sarawak), together with the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) Crime Prevention and Community Safety Department (JPKJJ), traffic police, the National Anti Drug Agency (AADK) and few others.

“The operation were conducted in Kampung Sinjan, Kampung Tupong, Kampung Gita, Kampung Bintawa Hilir, Kampung Ajibah Abol and Kampung Tanjung Tengah.

“I am glad to see the commitment shown by the agencies involved in the operation and as a result of the operation, they managed to acquire the information which can be use to take action against the drug dealers,” she said when attending to the screening process of the arrested individuals held in IPK Sarawak this evening.

The arrested individuals are aged between 20 to 60-years old and was arrested for various offenses under Section 39A(1), Section 12(2), Section 15(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, Section 30(3) of the Poisons Act 1952, Section 379A of the Penal Code for theft of a motor vehicle, including burglary and only gambling cases.

Fatimah said drug issues is a serious social ill in the state because it jeopardise the future of the youth who are supposed to be the leaders of tomorrow.

“The committee dealing with drugs and substances abuse and the agencies involved are working as a team and Sarawak has the most frequent operation being carried out to address this matter.

“This shows that we are serious in dealing with the drug and substances abuse issues,” she added. – DayakDaily.