| James Kon |
A BRUNEIAN who was stopped for a road traffic violation in Limbang, Sarawak, on Thursday afternoon was later tested positive for marijuana (ganja) after he acted suspiciously in front of Malaysian authorities during questioning.
According to the Royal Malaysia Police, the 34-year-old man was stopped during a routine road block at Km 1 of Jalan Kubong after he failed to produce his driver’s licence, as well as a valid road tax for his Brunei-registered vehicle.
Further investigations revealed that he did not have a valid stamp in his passport.
As the Bruneian was acting suspiciously during questioning, he was ordered to give his urine sample for drug testing. Limbang Narcotics personnel later found his urine sample to be positive for marijuana.
Besides being charged under Section 15(1) (c) of Malaysia Immigration Act, he will be charged for driving without a licence, car insurance or road tax, as well as abusing drugs.
This was the third arrest of a Bruneian in Limbang following last Saturday’s apprehension of two local men from Temburong District by Malaysian police after they tested positive for the drugs methamphetamine and amphetamine during an operation codenamed “Ops Tapis” at Jalan Pandaruan immigration control post.
According to Limbang police, one of the suspects, a self-employed 40-year-old man from Kampung Ujong Jalan Temburong was detained for allegedly failing a drug test after he was stopped by Malaysian police for inspection at 8.50am last Saturday.
The other suspect, an unemployed 20-year-old man from Jalan Batang Duri Temburong was held for allegedly failing a drug test after he was stopped by Malaysian police at 9.15am last Saturday.