Police recently arrested five men for attending a gang-themed birthday party in Klang, Selangor.

The suspects, including a teenager, were nabbed after a 30-second video of the function, in which they were seen cutting the cake with a samurai sword, went viral on social media.

Also found in the video was a sign of the 08 gang, Klang Utara police chief ACP Nurulhuda Mohd Salleh was quoted saying by news reports, adding that the incident happened at a house in Kapar, Klang, last week.

In addition, the suspects were also found to have violated COVID-19 pandemic lockdown restrictions by gathering inside a house.

The majority of the suspects were in their early 20s, and had prior convictions for various offences, while the 17-year-old had no previous records.

This is not the first time lawbreakers have gotten into trouble due to social media.

In June, the Kedah police arrested 11 individuals, including two women, after a video of them celebrating Father's Day despite the Movement Control Order (MCO) restrictions, went viral on social media after it was uploaded on TikTok.

In addition, the group was also probed for gang ties after one of the men in the video was spotted cutting a cake in the form of number 35.

Gang 35 is reportedly a notorious triad involved in drug trafficking, criminal intimidation, robbery and other cases in the Sungai Petani area.

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