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Border patrol foils beer smuggling attempt

Azlan Othman

Sarawak Ninth Infantry Brigade foiled an attempt to smuggle 116 cartons of beer worth MYR90,000 into Brunei Darussalam at a jetty in Kampung Sibukang, Limbang.

According to the First Infantry Division in a statement, five suspects, comprising two Bruneian men, two Malaysian men, and a Malaysian woman, aged between 24 and 53, were detained around 2.30am on Wednesday, Borneo Post reported. The suspects were spotted in a van parked at the jetty, about one kilometre (km) from the Malaysia-Brunei border.

Ninth Infantry Brigade personnel conducted checks on the van and suspects, and found cartons of beer inside the vehicle, the statement added.

The soldiers also seized the van estimated to be worth MYR30,000.

The suspects and the seized items were handed over to the Limbang District Police Headquarters.

The First Infantry Division said it will continue to monitor and tighten security controls to safeguard the nation from the illegal entry of immigrants and cross-border criminal activities.

The suspects are lined up after they were detained at the jetty. PHOTOS: BORNEO POST
The smuggled cartons of beer inside the van

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