Missing foreign national found during operation

Hakim Hayat

A joint operation by seven law enforcement agencies was carried out recently in Temburong District, focussing on residential areas and foreign workers’ quarters, during which a foreign national reported missing was found.

According to the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) in a statement, 63 enforcement officers were involved in the operation, led by Temburong Police District Criminal Investigation Officer ASP Lim Hock Siong.

The agencies that joined forces with the RBPF were the Royal Customs and Excise Department (JKED), the Immigration and National Registration Department (JIPK), the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), the Religious Enforcement Unit, the Halal Food Control Division (BKMH), and the Internal Security Department (ISD).

Three locations were targetted in the operation – residential areas in Pekan Bangar and Kampong Seri Tanjung Belayang and foreign workers’ quarters in Kampong Sungai Sulok.
Bangladeshi man Korshed Alam, who was reported to have fled from his employer, was found during the operation.

Two foreign nationals were also found in possession of contraband, comprising 12 packets of cigarettes. Several other packets of cigarettes were also found, with the owners unknown.

Police said the detainees and contraband items were brought to JIPK and JKED for further investigations and actions.

Enforcement officers question residents at a foreign workers’ quarters during a joint operation in Temburong District. PHOTO: RBPF