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KB roadblock records 43 offences

Daniel Lim

Forty-three offences were recorded in a roadblock at Jalan Bypass Lumut on May 16.

A total of 650 vehicles were inspected and among the offences recorded were 23 violations of Chapter 68 of the Road Traffic Act, including expired road taxes and driver’s licences, the use of plastic films and curtains inside the vehicle, and illegal modifications to the vehicle.

Meanwhile, 12 compound fines were issued by the Royal Customs and Excise Department (RCED) to drivers in possession of prohibited goods under the Excise Order 2006.

Three compound fines were issued by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) with the department discovering traces of crystal believed to be drugs, consumption of controlled drugs, and possession of equipment used to inhale controlled drugs under Chapter 27 of the Misuse of Drugs Act.

The Land Transport Department (JPD) issued five compound fines related to violations made under Chapter 68 of the Road Traffic Act, including the absence of mudguards and installation of roof racks without permission.

Authorities involved in the operation were the Royal Brunei Police Force, comprising police officers from the Sungai Liang Police Station and Labi Police Station, the Traffic Control and Investigation Department (JSKLL), the RCED, the NCB, and JPD. Belait Police District Traffic Control and Investigation Officer Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Alvin Goh led the operation.

The authorities advised the public to collaborate with police officers on duty to ensure that the operation goes smoothly. Authorities also encouraged the public to play a proactive role in informing and channelling information to the authorities, to ensure that criminal activities can be prevented at the grassroots level to maintain the nation’s security and safety.

Personnel during the roadblock. PHOTO: RBPF
ABOVE & BELOW: Photos show personnel carrying out the roadblock. PHOTOS: RBPF