Joint-operations net offenders in Tutong, Belait

|     Rokiah Mahmud     |

TWO joint-operations were conducted simultaneously in the Tutong and Belait districts with several law enforcement agencies recently.

In Tutong District, the joint-operation was carried out by the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) particularly the Tutong Police Station, Lamunin Police Station, International Affairs Unit, INTERPOL and ASEANAPOL of the RBPF alongside with the Royal Customs and Excise Department (RCED); Immigration and National Registration Department (INRD); Brunei Internal Security Department; Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB); Religious Enforcement Division (BPU) and Labour Department.

During the operation, four offences were recorded for possessing prohibited various cigarette brands under the RCED; one offence for expired passport while three special passes were issued by the INRD for further investigations; and one offence under Labour Department Act that involved job placement and misuse of Foreign Workers Licence.

The joint-operation, comprising 90 officers and personnel, was led by Officer-in-Charge of Tutong Police Station Inspector Ahmad Faez bin Haji Mohd Hani.

Meanwhile, the operation in Belait District involved 65 officers and personnel led by Officer-in-Charge of Kuala Belait Police Station, Assistant Superintendent of Police Muhd Fadhilah bin Haji Ibrahim. The operation targetted three different locations in the Belait District.

The operation recorded several offences including five special passes issued by the INRD to five foreign workers for further investigations; and two compounds and five notices issued by the RBPF.

Among the objectives of the joint-operations were to ensure the public comply with the regulations while at the same time to advise the public not to commit any offences.

The continuous operations carried out by the law enforcement agencies in the Tutong District aimed to combat criminal activities.

ABOVE & BELOW: Officer-in-Charge of Tutong Police Station Inspector Ahmad Faez bin Haji Mohd Hani; and immigration officials question migrant workers. – PHOTOS: RBPF