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According to a report by theSun, a total of 45 traffic offenders have been arrested by the police during the five-hour Ops Samseng operation. Said clampdown, conducted between 12 am and 5 am on Sunday morning (September 6), took place in several locations in the state of Penang including Jalan Bukit Gambir, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Jalan Sungai Dua, Jalan Masjid Negeri and around George Town.

The operation was initiated following a public tip-off on a group of street racers, who were believed to be in the midst of organising an illegal race meet around the vicinity of Padang Kota Lama. “With the arrest of 45 people out of the 114 picked up, we averted an illegal road race,” said North East district police chief ACP Mior Faridalathrash Wahid.

Both owners and passengers were among the 45 detained, all aged 18 and above. “Police also seized 11 motorcycles out of the 88 vehicles screened,” added Mior. Additionally, the operation also saw a total of 257 summons issued for various offences such as driving without valid licences and expired road tax.