Three detained for drug activities

The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) raided two locations in Kampong Jerudong on September 5.

At the first raid, NCB arrested a 22-year-old local man. Meanwhile, at the second location, one local female and one male permanent resident aged 25 and 23 were arrested.

Items seized during the arrest at the first crime scene were two rolled up papers and a compressed block containing dried leaves believed to be cannabis, a Class A controlled drug, weighing over 900 grammes with an estimated value of over BND14,000. Other seized items included a car, digital weighing scale and a mobile phone believed to be used for drug activities.

Plastic packets containing dried leaves believed to be cannabis weighing over 35 grammes with an estimated value of over BND500, a mobile phone and cash believed to be proceeds from drug trafficking amounting to BND451 were found at the second crime scene.

Investigations are ongoing under various sections of the Misuse of Drugs Act (MDA), Chapter 27. Two suspects were charged under Section 3A of the MDA, Chapter 27 for the possession for the purpose of trafficking of a Class A controlled drug. All suspects were charged under Section 6(b) of the MDA, Chapter 27 for the consumption of controlled drugs. One suspect was charged under Section 10 of the MDA, Chapter 27 for abetment and attempts of abetment of offences under the MDA, Chapter 27.

The NCB reminded the public it will take action on any drug trafficking and abuse activities.
The NCB also urged the public to cooperate in combatting drug activities in Brunei Darussalam.

To report drug abuse activities, contact 2448877, hotline 8777444 or email to
[email protected]

Some of the items seized during the raid. PHOTO: NCB