KUALA LUMPUR - Four men, three of whom are Gang 08 members, were arrested after forcing a 19-year-old girl to perform oral sex on them at a hotel in Brickfields.
The girl, believed to be a friend of one of the men, had been tricked into going to the hotel and was not allowed to leave until she gave in to their demands.
City CID chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Ku Chin Wah said the girl, after leaving the room, contacted the police who raided the premises.
"We arrested the men, all in their 20s, and later discovered that three have Gang 08 tattoos," he said at a press conference at the city police headquarters yesterday.
City police chief Senior Deputy Comm Datuk Mohmad Salleh said that along with these, 11 other men sporting various gang tattoos have been nabbed by police since Bukit Aman publicly exposed the symbols and logos of underworld gangs recently.
The apprehended gangsters are mostly from Gang 36 and Gang 08.
"Along with these arrests, we have seized various weapons such as parang and knives, as well as forged passports and other items.
"We also recovered watches and cameras which could be stolen goods," he said.
"The arrests are part of the ongoing crackdown on crime, codenamed Ops Cantas Khas," he said. Police have so far screened 7,153 people, and 262 of them have been arrested.
Earlier, SDC Mohmad witnessed the "handing over of duties" ceremony between outgoing city police management chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Dr Chai Khin Chung and his successor Senior Asst Comm Datuk Aidi Ismail.