Bribery case adjourned to April 28

Fadley Faisal

Prosecutors yesterday sought for more time in the case against a 36-year-old Indian man who faces allegations of bribing Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) officers.

Acting Senior Magistrate Pengiran Hazirah binti Pengiran Haji Mohd Yusof adjourned the case to April 28, allowing the prosecution more time to finalise the case before pursuing it. The NCB arrested Mohammad Faisal Khan at a tailor shop in Kampong Birau in Tutong District at 9.36am on April 17 following investigations for drug consumption and possessing drug utensils.

The NCB lodged a report with the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), accusing him of offering bribes to NCB officers to turn a blind eye.

The ACB, having taken over the case, had Deputy Public Prosecutor Raihan Nabilah binti Haji Ahmad Ghazali level the two charges against the defendant for offering BND200 to an officer while being arrested, and offering BND500 to stop investigations at NCB office in Tutong at 10.30am the same day.