Triads merging to become bigger

KUALA LUMPUR - Triad gangs are pooling their resources and merging in light of the recent major crackdown on gangsters nationwide.

Federal deputy CID director Deputy Comm Datuk Mazlan Mansor said police had received information that gangs in Sarawak were forming alliances to create a big gang.

"We have received information that the Sibu T and Sungai Merah gangs are merging.

"They are feeling the heat of Ops Cantas Khas, currently being conducted nationwide," he said in a talk during a forum entitled Society and Crime: Where are we? here yesterday.

He said that the gangs could change their names but it would not hamper the crackdown.