ALOR SETAR, Aug 31 (Bernama) -- Five men, believed to be members of Geng 04 and Geng 08 secret societies, were detained in a special Ops Cantas conducted by the Kedah police yesterday until early today.
Kedah police chief Datuk Ahmad Ibrahim said four of them, aged between 20 and 30 and from Kubang Pasu, were detained about 5.40pm yesterday at the Customs, Immigration and Quarantine Complex in Bukit Kayu Hitam as they were entering Thailand.
"All of them have a tattoo that symbolises the Geng 04 members of their body," he told a media conference at the Kedah police contingent here today.
He said the fifth suspect, aged 21 and had a tattoo of Geng 08 on the body, was detained about 12.45am today in Kulim.
The arrest of the five men brings to 183 the total number of suspected secret society members detained in Kedah since Ops Cantas was launched on Aug 18.