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Police foil smuggling attempt

James Kon

An attempt to smuggle 30 cartons of alcohol in the Temburong District was busted by the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF).

The RBPF said following the detection of a suspicious vehicle near a boat landing area of Kampong Ujung around 3.30am yesterday, Bangar Police Station personnel were informed.

On noticing police presence, the suspects attempted to escape by driving towards Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Bridge.

The vehicle with two suspects, a 45-year-old man and a 40-year-old woman, were stopped and an inspection revealed suspicious packages. A packet of crystalised substance believed to be drugs, including drug paraphernalia were also found. The suspects were brought to the Bangar Police Station.

The case was handed over to the Royal Customs and Excise Department and Narcotics Control Bureau.

The RBPF said it will continue to curb criminal acts, especially contraband smuggling.

The public can share information by contacting the police hotline 993.

ABOVE & BELOW: Suspicious packages inside the vehicle; and 30 cartons of alcohol seized by police. PHOTOS: RBPF

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