| James Kon |
FIVE foreigners were allegedly consuming alcohol in the vicinity of Tamu Kianggeh.
They could not produce valid documents and were detained, on Sunday afternoon for further investigation, in a joint operation conducted by the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) with assistance from the Traffic Control and Investigation Department and Religious Enforcement Unit under the Ministry of Religious Affairs.
The operation targeted the surrounding areas of Tamu Kianggeh and was aimed to reduce crime as well as to follow-up on tip-offs on alcohol consumption in the area.
The operation was also an initiative of the RBPF to tackle social issues.
A total of 37 foreigners were checked.
Five of the 37 foreigners who were believed to have consumed alcohol were detained. They also failed to show valid travel or work document.
The RBPF advised the public not to be involved in any unhealthy or illegal activities.
The public should also contact the police immediately through 993 or nearby police station to report any suspicious activities.