Four nabbed in Belait drug bust

Officers of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), Kuala Belait apprehended a couple aged 34 and 38 at their residence in Jalan Singa Menteri, Kuala Belait on June 15 for their involvement in drug trafficking activities. Two local men aged 30 and 31 believed to be involved in drug abuse were also arrested at the scene, a press release stated.

Seizures included plastic packages containing crystallised substances believed to be Methylamphetamine or Syabu, a Class A controlled drug weighing over 35 grammes with an estimated value of over BND6,000.

Personnel also found utensils believed to be used for drug consumption and a digital weighing device as well as several empty plastic packages believed to be used for drug trafficking activities.

Investigations revealed that the drugs seized were intended to be sold to the residents within the area. The two arrested men were also their customers.

Investigations are being conducted under various sections of the Misuse of Drugs
Acts (MDA).

Plastic packages containing crystallised substances believed to be Methylamphetamine or Syabu seized by NCB. PHOTO: NCB

Two are being investigated under Section 3A of 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 and possession for the purpose of trafficking more than 100 grammes of a Class A controlled drug carries the death penalty.

The other two are being investigated under 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.

All are being investigated under 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.

Two are being investigated under Section 7 of MDA, Chapter 27 for the possession of utensils used for drug consumption that carries a penalty of imprisonment of up to three years or a fine of BND10,000 or both.

NCB reminded the public that involvement in any form of drug activities may carry capital punishment under the MDA, Chapter 27.

Contact 2448877, hotline 8777444 or email [email protected] to report information related to drug abuse activities.