Woman detained for illegal medical, beauty services

James Kon

The Tutong Police District under the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) conducted raids at three locations believed to be providing treatment in violation of the country’s medical practices and regulations.

A 29-year-old local woman was detained in connection with these illegal services. Medical, health and cosmetic products, along with equipment and syringes allegedly used in the treatment, were seized as evidence.

Together with officials from the Ministry of Health (MoH) and the Royal Customs and Excise Department (RCED) under the Ministry of Finance and Economy (MoFE), the police targetted private premises in Kampong Bukit Udal, Kampong Lamunin and Kampong Pengkalan Sibabau.

The joint operation was based on a tip-off that medical and beauty treatments were being provided by an uncertified individual without registration, permit or business and product licensing from local authorities.

The RBPF said in a statement, “The public should not be misled by medical and beauty treatment which are frequently promoted on social media, without licensing and valid certification from the local authorities.

“If any individual is found providing illegal medical and beauty treatments, the enforcement agencies will take legal action.”