Foreigner detained for alleged prostitution

James Kon

A foreign woman allegedly offering sexual services was detained by personnel of the Anti-Vice and Gambling Suppression Unit of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Royal Brunei Police Force.

Vietnamese Tran Lam Linh, 27, was detained in a hotel in an area in Anggerek Desa during a raid, ASP Hajah Roszaffina @ Hajah Anis binti Haji Ahmad @ Md Ariffin from the CID said.

The woman had arrived in Brunei Darussalam on September 26 on a visitor’s pass. Police also seized several items related to prostitution activities and money.

The suspect and the evidence were brought back to the CID for further investigation. The case is being investigated under Section 294A of the Penal Code Chapter 22 for offering sexual services. If found guilty, the offender will face a fine of not less than BND500 and not more than BND5,000 as well as a year’s jail term.

Cash found during the raid. PHOTO: RBPF