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Two men charged with homemade firearm possession

Fadley Faisal

Prosecutors yesterday arraigned two men in the Magistrate’s Court to face charges of possessing home-made rifles.

Magistrate Nur Eleana binti Dato Seri Paduka Haji Hairol Arni did not take pleas from the duo to make way for the Royal Brunei Armed Forces’ ballistic report on the seized rifles.

Prosecutor Hajah Siti Mu’izzah binti Haji Sabli drafted the charges against 47-year-old foreigner Rosli @ Roslin bin Mohamad of possessing three homemade rifles at his home in Kampong Burong Pingai, Kampong Ayer on July 3, while his neighbour, 24-year-old local Awangku Mohamad Nor Izzuddin bin Pengiran Narudin, of possessing a piece of home-made rifle.

The case came to court after the Royal Brunei Police Force, part of a task force operation, conducted raids to the homes in the area on Sunday.

The charges against the two men each carry penalties of imprisonment ranging from five to 15 years, with canings from three to 12.