The Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) has detained a man for allegedly selling toys resembling firearms.
Bandar Seri Begawan (BSB) Police Station personnel, who detained the man, said they found the toys resembling M16 and sniper rifles during a search operation. The suspect and the seized items were brought to the BSB Police Station for further investigation.
He was later referred to the authorities for confirmation with an expert report.
The RBPF said possessing or selling items and equipment resembling firearms on social media platforms is an offence under the Sultanate’s law.
Regulation 15, Chapter 58 of the Arms and Explosives Act prohibits the importation of fireworks and firecrackers.
The Act also prohibits the importing, manufacturing, selling or possessing of firecrackers or fireworks containing explosives or explosive mixture.
Anyone found guilty of violating the Act, can be produced in court and face imprisonment for at least five years and no more than 15 years as well as three to 12 strokes of the cane.
The punishment under Regulation 17 (2) of the Arms and Explosives Act states that anyone found guilty of violating Regulation 15 of the Arms and Explosives Act stands to face a BND3,000 fine.
According to Section 6 of the Minor Offences Act, any person who sets fire to or burns any material annoying, inconveniencing or posing a danger to the public or sends up a fire balloon or rocket in or near a public road is guilty of an offence and liable on conviction to a BND250 fine.