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Police foil smuggling attempt in Bangar

James Kon

Police personnel detained two locals for their alleged involvement in the smuggling of contraband into the country.

Detectives and Bangar Police Station personnel stopped a 46-year-old male driver and a female passenger, 35, for driving down a suspicious route along Kampong Negalang Unat in Temburong District, the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) said.

An initial check uncovered, hidden in the back seat and bonnet of the vehicle, boxes containing 120 bottles of alcohol.

The evidence and suspects were taken to the Bangar Police Station. The case was handed over to the Royal Customs and Excise Department.

The contraband items. PHOTO: RBPF