Underage girl among three nabbed with contraband

Hakim Hayat

Two local men, aged 19 and 23, and an underage Malaysian girl were apprehended by the police at a mouse trail nearby the Kuala Lurah Immigration Control Post after they were found with contraband goods yesterday.

Three personnel from the Police RUC Company and two from the Royal Brunei Armed Forces were making their rounds at about 1.37pm when they found the three suspects, the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) said.

Among the items found in their possession were six packs of cigarettes and two cases of beer believed to be intended for smuggling into the country.

The case will be handed over to the Royal Customs and Excise Department for further investigation, the police said.

The seized contraband. PHOTO: RBPF