Local man detained in smuggling bust

James Kon

One hundred cartons of cigarettes were seized, following an operation carried out in Jalan Labu, Temburong District, by personnel from the Bangar Police Station. A local man was also arrested, on suspicion of smuggling contraband items into the country.

The Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) said the 21-year-old suspect was detained near the Brunei Bridge Authority, on the night of September 12.

A check of his vehicle found the cigarettes enclosed in two boxes inside the trunk compartment. Both the suspect and the seized contraband were handed over to the Royal Customs and Excise Department.

The RBPF stated that it will continue to enforce the law and take action against offenders.

Contraband seized by RBPF. PHOTOS: RBPF
A 21-year-old local man attempting to smuggle 100 cartons of cigarettes into the country was caught by the Royal Brunei Police Force on September 12.