Teens, elderly detained in raids

James Kon

Two men and one woman aged 17-18 were detained by Royal Customs and Excise Department (RCED) officers on Tuesday for the possession of contraband.

The raid was carried out at a hotel room in Kiulap, where RCED officers found an opened bottle of alcohol, two units of vape and two bottles of vape juice.

The three suspects and the seized contraband were brought to the RCED law enforcement office in Anggerek Desa, for further investigation.

Earlier, on the same day, a customs enforcement officer detained a 68-year-old local woman for the possession of two bottles and 12 cans of alcohol.

The possession of contraband and prohibited items is an offence under Section 146 of the Excise Order 2006.

The public is urged to steer clear of smuggling activities or the import-export of contraband and prohibited items without the authorisation of the authorities.

To report smuggling activities or violation of customs regulations, contact the hotline at 8714422/8721422 or visit the nearest customs office.

The informants’ identities will be kept strictly confidential.

ABOVE & BELOW: Photos show contraband seized by the Royal Customs and Excise Department. PHOTOS: RCED