Marine police halt smuggling attempt

James Kon

Some 717 cans of beer with 70 bottles of liquor of various brands were seized by marine police personnel during a routine patrol in the waters surrounding Bedukang Island.

According to Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF), marine police personnel detected two suspicious boats in the morning with two men filling petrol.

During an inspection, the contraband alcohol was found in a boat.

The suspects, aged 40 and 42, and the contraband were brought to the marine police headquarters for further investigation.

The case was handed over to the Royal Customs and Excise Department (RCED) for action.

Contraband found during the patrol. PHOTO: RBPF