Organised crime ring names to be revealed soon

PUTRAJAYA - The names of organised crime syndicates will be un­­veiled in the media soon.

Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the announcement was to show the seriousness of the police in tackling serious.

The naming of underworld gangs comes on the heel of Ops Cantas Khas, a police operation which has seen 1,081 people nabbed by the authorities since Aug 17.

"We want to inform the public that there are illegal bodies conducting criminal activities and (we want the) people to act together with the police to curb crime.

"In this case, I think what is being done by the police is not something that should just be supported by the people but it should get the co-operation of the community at large," Dr Ahmad Zahid told newsmen yesterday.

Although the operation is a nationwide crackdown on organised crime, Dr Ahmad Zahid said Ops Cantas Khas would soon give more focus on Kuala Lumpur and Selangor.

This was because police have identified hotspots in the Klang Valley where organised crime was being planned, he said.

"We have records which show that former detainees, whether from Simpang Renggam (detention centre) or other places, are concentrated at several hotspots," he added.

Ops Cantas Khas is being jointly conducted by Bukit Aman, state police contingents and police districts under the Crime Prevention Act.