Local man detained for possessing drugs, firearms

James Kon

A local man was detained for allegedly possessing drugs and weapons during a raid by the Narcotics Control Bureau yesterday.

The operation, carried out around 9.45pm in Jalan Bukit Pandayan of Kampong Pancho in Mengkubau, found a small packet believed to contain drugs as well as tools used for the consumption of drugs.

Muara Police Station officers were contacted to investigate the suspect. The items confiscated were three self-made weapons and marbles believed to be used as ammunition.

The suspect, 42-year-old Hairul Mizan bin Haji Md Husain, worked as a driver in a government department.

The suspect was brought to the Bandar Seri Begawan Magistrate’s Court to face the charge of possession of firearm without permit under Section 17(1) Arms and Explosives Act, Chapter 58.