The Melaka police keeps a vigilant eye on suspicious vehicles at iconic tourist sites, following the post- Barcelona attack.
Datuk Abdul Jalil Hassan, State police chief said this is in collaboration with state tourism departments and the local authorities to ensure the safety of tourists and locals.
“Melaka attracts hordes of tourists especially on weekends between Friday and Saturday.
“We have instructed the traffic police to be alert and conduct regular checks to look out for suspicious vehicles driving recklessly.
“This so that we can prepare and prevent ill-intention to harm members of public at tourist sites,” he told a press conference at the state police monthly assembly at the state police headquarters in Bukit Beruang here, today.
Last week, two deadly vehicle rampages took place in bustling tourist areas of Barcelona Spain, killing 14 and wounding over 100 people of various nationalities.
The Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for the attack, which was their first in the country.
Abdul Jalil said under the National Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS), police, together with the military, are also conducting joint patrols to beef up security in tourist areas since February this year, aside from mobilising their bicycle squad.