| Faza Suraj |
WHILE spending the holiday season with loved ones, it is to be reminded that the law should always be abided.
This was stated by Assistant Superintendent Firdaus bin Hj Md Aminuddin during a joint operation recently which involved enforcers from the Royal Brunei Police Force, Royal Customs and Excise Department, Immigration and National Registration Department, Narcotics Control Bureau and Department of Religious Affairs.
The two-in-one joint operation included a simultaneous deployment of roadblocks by Traffic Police (JSKLL) and Land Transport Department (JPD) throughout the district and a prevention operation by enforcement officials from the different departments at marked places.
The prevention operation led by Probationary Assistant Superintendent Muhd Aimi Safwan bin Zalidin was split into two teams.
Team A focused on crime prevention to ensure that the public abides by the law. “The participating enforcement agencies have their own targets, where we have six of our own – three each for the two teams – with Team A focusing on the area of Kuala Belait while Team B on Seria, Lumut and Liang.
“Throughout Team A’s operation, the Immigration and National Registration Department issued 18 special passes to employees who failed to produce their legal papers. Meanwhile, the Royal Customs and Excise Department detained two Bangladeshi nationals for possessing contraband goods of eight packs of cigarettes with the compound immediately paid,” said Muhd Aimi Safwan.
He added, “Eight warnings were handed out by the traffic police with four dockets and 16 compounds issued.”
The roadblocks were set up at checkpoints along Jalan Maulana, Jln Pandan 8, Seria Bypass, Anduki and also the entry simpang to Merangking.
Dockets are usually issued to offenders to be charged in court before the Magistrate which usually includes tinted windows and expired licence.