The crime index in Perak has recorded a decrease of 256 cases last year or 15.3 percent less compared to the previous year.
Meanwhile, crime index for the period January to June this year also decreased by 636 cases or 27.4 percent less compared to the same period last year.
The Perak Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department (JSJN) have also been playing their role in combating drug abuse in the state.
Perak police chief Datuk Mior Faridalathrash Wahid said a total of 9,286 arrestshave been successfully performed for the supply, urine tests and Section 3 (1) categories.
He said it involved a seizure value of RM26,601,721.22 while the confiscation value was RM10,908,775.85.
“As of June this year, a total of 6,309 arrests have been made for the same category with the seizure of RM114,392,391.20 and confiscation of RM3,956,509.72.
“Success after success during my time leading this contingent is the result of the determination and support given by the department heads, district police chiefs and the entire police force,” he said.
He said this while addressing the Perak Police Chief’s Monthly Assembly at the Multipurpose Hall of the Air Force Training Base here today.
This is the last monthly gathering for Mior Faridalathrash, as he will be retiring soon.
In the meantime, he said the transition to the digital era showed that there was public concern over the threat of commercial crime and online fraud.
“A total of 1,919 investigation papers were opened last year with an increase of 102 cases over the previous year.
“Meanwhile, this year until June, a total of 734 investigation papers were reported with a total loss of RM15,830,766.76,” he said.
by Rosli Mansor Ahmad Razali