68 caught red-handed in hotel swoops

|     James Kon     |

A TOTAL of 68 individuals were detained during two separate raids at a hotel in Kiulap and another in Berakas.

They were allegedly caught in the act inside illegal entertainment establishments in the two hotels during the raid, according to a police statement.

The individuals were detained by the Brunei-Muara Police District together with the Criminal Investigation Department under the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) on Saturday night.

In the first raid at the hotel in Kiulap, a room on the third floor was found to be operating as an illegal entertainment establishment, carrying out immoral activities.

It was also revealed that alcohol was sold at the premises. Various brands of alcohol believed to be acquired without any valid permit were found at the venue.

Suspects detained by the Brunei-Muara Police District together with the Criminal Investigation Department under RBPF. – RBPF

A total of 25 male and female suspects were detained including 14 locals and 11 foreigners. They are aged between 20-40.

In the second swoop in Berakas, 43 individuals comprising 35 male and eight females, locals and foreigners, were detained.

All suspects were brought to the Central Police Station for further investigation under the Public Entertainment Act (Chapter 181). If found guilty, they will face a fine of not more than B$10,000.

The RBPF reminded the public that it is illegal to sell alcohol in the country and is an offence under Brunei’s law.

The public are urged to cooperate and share information on any activities that are immoral and are against the law.