RBPF arrests Malaysian for entering Brunei without immigration, customs check

Daniel Lim

The Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) arrested a Malaysian for entering the country through the Sungai Tujoh Control Post on May 24 without stopping the vehicle for immigration and customs check.

This was shared by Acting Commanding Officer of the Belait Police District Superintendent Handrie bin Haji Amin and Acting Assistant Commanding Officer of the Belait Police District Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Pengiran Haji Abu Naba’a bin Pengiran Haji Yusof in a press conference yesterday.

Superintendent Handrie said the vehicle entered the country through the Sungai Tujoh Control Post without stopping for immigration and customs check at around 4:04pm. This prompted the RBPF to issue an alert to police officers across the nation to be on a lookout for the suspect. The suspect was arrested by Central Police Station, Bandar Seri Begawan personnel on the same day. Superintendent Handrie added that the suspect, a 45-year-old Malaysian resident, will be brought to the Magistrate’s Court with at least four charges.

This includes Section 12 (2) of the Passport Act, Chapter 146; Section 6 (3) of the Immigration Act, Chapter 17; Section 69 of the Infectious Diseases Act, Chapter 204; and Section 143 of the Customs Order 2006; which pertains to the act of illegally entering the nation, as well as for not declaring the health of the person and any potential contraband that could have entered the nation.

Superintendent Handrie said the suspect is undergoing psychological assessments at the Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha (RIPAS) Hospital.