Drug, other violations come to light at Belait roadblocks

Daniel Lim

An alleged drug violation was reported after Narcortics Control Bureau (NCB) officials seized a number of crystals sealed in plastic bags, believed to be controlled substances, during a joint-roadblock on March 18 and 19.

Other offences included the possession of alcohol, cigarettes and vape equipment as reported by the Royal Customs and Excise Department (RCED) who were also part of the operation.

Meanwhile, the Royal Brunei Police Force, (RBPF) also reported at least four offences related to expired road tax and broken turn signals while two additional offences were recorded by the Traffic Control and Investigation Department (JSKLL) pertaining to improper installation of plastic film on vehicle windows and not wearing a seatbelt.

According to an RBPF statement, the first operation, 28 officers from the Kuala Belait Police Station, RCED, Ministry of Health, Department of Agriculture and Agrifood, Ministry of Home Affairs, as well as the Brunei Darussalam Food Authority; setting up a roadblock in the surrounding area of the Sungai Tujoh Control Post to monitor traffic.

The second operation was carried out in two separate areas. One was at the surrounding area of Lorong Tiga Selatan and the other on the Seria Highway.

Over 42 officers from the Belait Police District Headquarters, Seria Police Station, RCED JSKLL and NCB had set up the roadblocks led by the Acting Belait District Traffic Investigation Officer Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Muhd Zulfadli bin Haji Awang
Muhd Yusof.

Personnel of Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) and other departments during a joint roadblock in Belait District. PHOTOS: RBPF
Authorities conducting inspections at the Sungai Tujoh Control Post