Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Ops Warta IV: 111 People Arrested Nationwide

Excerpt from Bernama

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 18 (Bernama) -- Traffic police Tuesday arrested 111 people throughout the country in the Ops Warta IV which began Monday.

Bukit Aman Federal Traffic Police Chief Datuk Gingkoi Seman Pancras said they were all in the list of people issued with warrants of arrest by the courts for traffic offences.

"So far, only 111 arrests have been recorded. However, the total amount of compounds collected and the number of companies which have received summons notices have yet to be recorded," he said when contacted by Bernama, here Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Kuala Lumpur Traffic Police had arrested 14 individuals in the city in the operation so far.

Kuala Lumpur Traffic Police and Public Order Head ACP Tun Hisan Tun Hamzah said his men arrested seven individuals Monday and seven more up to 5pm Tuesday.

"All the seven arrested were charged in the Magistrate's Court here this morning and all of them pleaded guilty for not settling their summonses previously," he said when contacted here Tuesday.

Tun Hisan said Kuala Lumpur Traffic Police had collected RM355,400 in fines from traffic offenders to date.

In another development, the Bukit Aman Federal Traffic Police had sent 353 summons notices to two taxi companies in Cheras and Taman Setiawangsa in the operation Tuesday.

The operation, which began at about 10.30am and led by Chief Inspector B. Nariasamy who was assisted by two traffic policemen, sent 272 summons notices to a taxi company in Cheras and another 81 to a taxi company in Taman Setiawangsa.

"Ninety-five per cent of the offences committed by the drivers were for exceeding the speed limit," Nariasamy said.

-- BERNAMA

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