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Gang activities in ESSZone watchlist

Patrol in Esscom area
Patrol in Esscom area

LAHAD DATU: Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCOM) authorities is observing gang activities in the ESSZone area.

ESSCOM Commander, DCP Datuk Abd Rashid Harun, said the move is important to ensure no more illegal activities or organization in ESSZone which can threaten the country’s security.

The law does not allow any kind of illegal organization or gangsterism.”

We will observe the situation to ensure ESSZone is free from gangsterism,” he said in his statement, here today.

From the list of triad organizations announced by the Home Minister, Datuk Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi yesterday, Malin Kundang (Sandakan), and Special Force (Lahad Datu) are identified and believed to be active in ESSZone area.

Abd Rashid said, while the number of gangs in ESSZone are few, ESSCOM will not let these illegal organisations to gain strength.

We do not want these gang members to do whatever they want; causing fear among the citizens,” he added.

ESSZone comprised of 10 districts, with an area of 1,733.7 kilometres covering Kudat, Kota Marudu, Pitas, Beluran, Sandakan, Kinabatangan, Lahad Datu, Kunak, Semporna, and Tawau. – SayangSabah


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