SIBU, Dec 8: The state police have sounded a stern warning that they would go after hardcore criminals and will take action against them under both the Penal Code and the crime prevention act.
State Criminal Investigation Department chief ACP Mohd Salahhudin said he wanted to ensure that Sibu remains peaceful and free from crime.
Speaking at a Town Hall Discussion Program on “Crime Prevention is a Joint Responsibility” today at University College of Technology Sarawak (UCTS), the new CID chief said for Sibu alone this year the Police had done profiling and detained 12 criminals who were involved in various crimes such as housebreaking.
“We have smashed several housebreaking and gangs,” he said.
He also wanted to eliminate illegal gambling activities in the town.
“I have ordered that action be taken against organisers of illegal gamblings under the crime prevention act. I appeal to the community to give their cooperation or help the state CID in its effort to wipe out illegal gambling,” he said.
He added that the public could provide tip-off to the police by calling the hotline 013-5253052.
ACP Mohd Salahhudin however said Sibu as whole is still peaceful as its people are more responsible in crime prevention effort besides the police working to instill better security.
He listed three main crimes in Sibu included assault, theft and housebreaking.
Meanwhile, Sarawak Narcotics Crime Investigation Department (NCID) chief ACP Jasmirol Jamaluddin said nine persons from 12 cases had been arrested for drug trafficking under Setion 39B of the Dangerous Drug Act 1952 during the first eleven months of this year.
“Drugs are mainly sent by courier service, in luggage and water transport. We are conducting daily inspection at Sibu Airport for drugs,” he said.
Also present at the program was Sarawak commissioner of police Datuk Aidi Ismail. — DayakDaily