| Faza Suraj |
SPREADING awareness among the public regarding the dangers and consequences of drug trafficking and abuse, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) distributed 2,000 pamphlets to drivers who were exiting Brunei Darussalam through its land borders yesterday.
The pamphlets titled ‘The Power and Jurisdiction of Narcotics Control: How to Be A Sensible Driver And Passenger’ and ‘What You Need to Know’ were distributed to drivers at the Kuala Lurah Control Post and the Sungai Tujoh Control Post. The activity was held in conjunction with the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking 2014, that was celebrated earlier this year on June 26 at the Airport Mall.
A narcotics officer from the Drug Abuse Awareness Division of the Belait District, Hjh Norhayani binti Abdullah, said the first pamphlet, “was used today to educate road users and the general public on the misuse of drugs relating to their vehicles, whether it be for transportation or abuse.
“The second pamphlet touches more on the power of arrest that Narcotics Control Bureau officers have, different drugs and the law and associated penalties. More importantly, it aims to educate road users that importing drugs into Brunei Darussalam can lead to a very stringent punishment such as the death penalty.”
Hjh Norhayani also said the Narcotics Control Bureau wishes to remind the public to be more responsible in lending or renting their cars to other people and understand the risks that are involved if a car is found to be used for some purpose relating to drug abuse.