Over 40 litterbugs caught in the act

James Kon

Forty-three individuals, including 15 locals, were issued with compound fines of BND100 each, for dropping smoking-related litter in a public place.

The offenders were caught in the act of tossing cigarette butts or empty cigarette boxes, during a weekend operation in Kiulap, by the Law Enforcement Unit of the Bandar Seri Begawan (BSB) Municipal Department.

They have been ordered to settle their fines within seven days at the Finance Division on the third floor of the BSB Municipal Department. Failure to do so would result in a further fine of BND1,000, or a month’s imprisonment for the first convicted offence.

For subsequent offences, the penalty is a fine of BND3,000 and a prison term of up to three months.

To lodge complaints on littering or illegal dumping, contact Darussalam line at 123, or email [email protected], or send a WhatsApp message to 8333123.