Midnight raids net in 12 cases for enforcers

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

THE Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) and other enforcement agencies raked in 12 offences when they conducted a full-scale raid in conjunction with the 68th birthday of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, according to RBPF.

Among the offences was a foreigner, found by the Immigration and National Registration Department, believed to be in the country illegally.

According to RBPF the individual was caught back in 2010 for entering and living in the country illegally and was sent to the courts.

Meanwhile the Municipal Department discovered several squatter houses in Kg Kianggeh area and will be taking action under By Laws 1920 (Undang-Undang kecil 1920) under the Municipal Board Act, which is building or expanding a building without the approval of the Chairman of the Municipal Board.

The Religious Enforcers also managed to record a _Khalwat _case under chapter 196 of the Syariah Penal Code of Conduct 2013, between a local and a permanent resident. There was also a maid that was found to be living separately from her employer which, if found guilty under Chapter 112 (1) of the Employment Order 2009, could lead to a fine of no less than $6,000 to a maximum of $10,000 and/or no less than three years imprisonment. The operation was conducted around Jalan Kianggeh, Jalan Kebangsaan, Jalan Kebangsaan Lama and Jalan Muara area.

Leading the raid was the Assistant Commanding Officer of the Brunei-Muara District Police (Operations) Superintendent Mazalan Yaakub with around 180 personnel from all the enforcement agencies.

The raid dubbed ‘Operasi Sepadu’ was conducted at midnight of August 11 with the Internal Security Department (KDN), Narcotics Control Bureau, Immigration and National Registration Department, Labour Department, Brunei-Muara District Office, Municipal Department, the Royal Customs and Excise Department and the Enforcement Division from the Ministry of Religious Affairs. - Nadzri Zailani & Ak Md Khairuddin Pg Harun

The Brunei Times