Four nabbed over drug activities

The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) arrested four local men on two separate occasions in the Tutong and Temburong districts, in an ongoing effort to combat illegal drug trafficking.

The first case involved three males aged 26-35 at a residence in Kampong Pengkalan Liulon, Tutong on April 2. Seizures during the arrest were a plastic package containing crystalised substances believed to be methylamphetamine (syabu), a Class A controlled drug; a digital weighing device; empty plastic packages believed to be used for illegal drug trafficking activities; and cash amounting to over BND500 believed to be proceeds from illegal drug activities.

On April 11, another arrest of a 40-year-old at a residence in Kampong Sibulu found several plastic packages and straws containing crystalised substances believed to be methylamphetamine weighing over 30 grammes with an estimated value of over BND7,000.

Additionally, utensils used for drug consumption and several empty plastic packages believed to be used for illegal drug trafficking activities were also seized.

Investigations into both cases are ongoing under: – Section 3A of Misuse of Drugs Acts (MDA), Chapter 27 for the possession for the purpose of trafficking of a controlled drug that carries a minimum penalty of five years imprisonment and five strokes, and maximum penalty of 20 years imprisonment and 15 strokes. Possession for the purpose of trafficking more than 100 grammes of a Class A controlled drug carries the death penalty;

Drugs seized during the operation. PHOTO: NCB

– Section 6(a) of MDA, Chapter 27 for the possession of controlled drugs that carries a penalty of imprisonment of up to 10 years or a fine of BND20,000 or both.

– Section 6(b) of MDA, Chapter 27 for the consumption of controlled drugs that carries a penalty of imprisonment of up to 10 years or a fine of BND20,000 or both.

NCB reminded the public that drug offences are regarded as serious and any involvements in any form of drug activities may carry capital punishment under the MDA, Chapter 27.

NCB continues to carry out its responsibilities as the nation’s leading agency in combating drug matters, even during the COVID-19. NCB urged the public to cooperate in combating illegal drug activities in Brunei Darussalam.

NCB also expressed gratitude to all who have cooperated in eradicating drug activities in the country.

Suspicious information in relation to drug abuse activities can be relayed to 2448877 (office hours), hotline 8777444 (after working hours) or email [email protected]