Cops reveal names of 30 gang leaders

KUALA LUMPUR: More than 30 local leaders of Gangs 04, 08 and 36 and their areas of control have been made public following Ops Cantas Khas.

The people on the list, according to Bernama quoting Home Ministry sources, are still actively operating on their turf.

Meanwhile, as of yesterday, police have detained 4,806 out of the 122,255 people investigated by the authorities in the nationwide operations against gangs and serious crime.

Bukit Aman Anti-Vice, Gambling and Secret Societies Division (D7) principal assistant director Senior Asst Comm Datuk Abdul Jalil Hassan said that in the operations, police found 221 weapons, including firearms and home-made air rifles.

"Among others, we seized 10 firearms, 10 air rifles, three fake pistols, 10 home-made rifles, 11 bullets, 21 swords, 68 knives, 45 parang, six axes, 12 iron rods and four wooden rods," he said.

"Various arrests were carried out for offences, including firearms possession and involvement in a gang."

He added that of the 75,575 vehicles checked by police, 222 were reported to be stolen.

The special operation was launched following a spate of shootings in the country, believed to be related to turf war among gangs and linked to illegal activities such as drug trafficking and extortion.

Among those shot dead were either gang members or leaders, the recent of which was an ex-air force personnel who, police said, was also the head of Geng 36 in Batu Gajah, Perak.