Twenty individuals were issued with compounds under the Miscellaneous Offences Act (Chapter 30) by the Licensing and Enforcement Division at the Brunei-Muara District Office on Saturday.
The offences came to light during an inspection by the Royal Customs and Excise Department (RCED) and Immigration and National Registration Department (INRD) at Kampong Tanah Jambu.
The multi-agency inspection had discovered a number of other offences related to immigration and customs. The INRD issued special passes to 11 foreign nationals for further investigation by the department.
Meanwhile, the RCED reported one arrest for violating Section 146 of the Excise Order 2006, for the possession of one carton, nine packets and 20 sticks of cigarettes.