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PDRM nabs illegal racing Group at MRR2, including it’s Spectators

NewsPDRM nabs illegal racing Group at MRR2, including it's Spectators

Today (22 August) before dawn, a group of illegal racers and their spectators were being nabbed by the police after they conducted a raid just outside a petrol station at Kuala Lumpur Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2), Taman Melati, Gombak.

According to Malaysia Gazette, the raid was conducted at 2 a.m. by the Traffic Enforcement Investigation Division (BSPT), Gombak District Police Headquarters (IPD), where they had barricade the entrance and exit to the petrol station.

It was also reported that some spectators even brought along their pregnant wives.

Source: Malaysia Gazette

Gombak District Police Chief, Assistant Commissioner Zainal Mohamed Mohamed said they had conducted the raid after receiving a tip off from their Intelligence department, revealing that the said highway had became a track for illegal racing. The spectators were mainly teenagers too.

“After conducting a site visit last night, they notice that spectators had been gathering. BSPT Gombak then requests assistance from the other divisions of IPD Gombak and the operation was led by Assistant Superintendent Fahmmi Mohd Hasmi, where they have successfully cordoned off the area.”

Source: Malaysia Gazette

“The spectators at the MRR2 highway were trapped and were unable to reach out to their vehicles for the escape.”

“This operation led to the police successfully detain a total of 95 civilians, including the owners and passengers of the 16 cars and 53 motorcycles.” he said, adding that the operation ended at 4 a.m.

Meanwhile, he explained that those detained were taken to a petrol station for documentation and summons process following the heavy rain at 2.45 a.m.

Zainal Mohamed added that there were also spectators who tried to flee to the other side of the highway but were eventually arrested by the police too.

“Our main purpose is to stop illegal racing activities and dangerous actions like this, and to prevent the public from gathering in large numbers to spectate these unhealthy activities.” he said.

He then concluded that the police had seized and inspected the 69 vehicles and issued a summons and a Movement Control Order (PKP) compound on the spectators for gathering in large numbers, risking creating a Covid-19 cluster.

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