Police round up 14 students for gang connection

ADIE SURI ZULKEFLI


ALOR STAR: Kedah police have rounded up 17 teenagers, 14 of them students, after the group’s photo in Sungai Petani celebrating ‘Satu Hati’ or Gang 35 went viral on social media.

Kuala Muda police chief Assistant Commissioner Md Zukir Md Isa said police had earlier picked up three individuals between the age of 19 and 20.

He said following an interrogation, police detained 14 students from a secondary school in Kuala Muda. The teenagers were all aged between 15 and 17.

“They are being detained to facilitate investigation and we have classified the case under Section 52 of the Society Act 1966 for using a triad element in an organisation.

“The offence carries up to five years’ imprisonment or a fine of not more than RM15,000,” he said in a statement.

Earlier today Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar congratulated the Kedah police for arresting the students and former students of a school in Sungai Petani for alleged involvement in triad activity.

Khalid, in his tweet, vowed that more arrest would come as police launch a nationwide crackdown on students involved in underworld activities.