Cops slap errant motorists with 453 summonses

KOTA BARU: Kelantan police have issued 453 summonses for various traffic offences in a special state-wide operations dubbed Op Khas Ambang Tahun Baharu 2024.

State Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department (JSPT) head Supt Shuhaimi Jusoh said the offences were detected following roadblocks, mounted with the Road Transport Department (JPJ), at 17 locations, from 10pm on Sunday until 3am yesterday.

He said a total of 2,138 vehicles, including motorcycles, cars, lorries, multi-purpose vehicles (MPV) and four-wheel drive (4WD) vehicles, were inspected during the operations.

“As many as 190 summonses have been issued to the owners of cars, motorcycles (213), lorries (28), MPVs (20) and 4WD (two).

“Among the offences recorded are driving without a valid driver’s licence, expired Motor Vehicle Licence, not displaying a ‘P’ sticker, registration numbers not following specifications, exhaust modifications, and failure to have vehicle insurance,” he said yesterday, Bernama reported.

He said in the operations, JPJ also issued 306 summonses for various offences, including those who were driving without having competent driving licences (CDLs) or goods driving licences (GDLs), as well as side mirror offences.

He added that 16 foreigners – one Indian man, six Bangladeshi men, two Indonesian men, a Pakistani man, and a group of Myanmar nationals (five men and one woman) – were also arrested during the inspection of five buses at roadblocks in Gua Musang.

“Eleven of them have expired passports, while the other five were found to not have any valid documents. All of them are currently detained at the Gua Musang district police headquarters, and will be handed over to the Immigration Department for further investigation,” he said.