Ten jaga kereta individuals were fined between RM500 to RM1,000 each by the magistrate’s court after they pleaded guilty to illegally obtaining parking fees from motorists, as reported by The Sun Daily.

The men were charged under Section 50 (3) of the Road Transport Act 1987, which carries a maximum jail term of six months, or fine of up to RM2,000 if convicted. Of the ten individuals fined, nine were Malaysians while the tenth was a Sri Lankan national.

Over the weekend, the Road Transport Department (JPJ), in a joint operation with the police, National Anti-Drugs Agency and Immigration Department, began a crackdown on jaga kereta operations in several locations in Kuala Lumpur and Shah Alam. In our earlier report, several individuals were arrested during the special operation.

The JPJ has said it will continue to carry out operations in other hotspots to curb the menace. It certainly is good news for motorists that the authorities are attempting to put a stop to this blatant form of extortion. What other areas or hotspots do you think the JPJ should target next?