Duo caught in Temburong drug bust face death penalty
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
THE Temburong Narcotic Control Bureau (NCB) and the Royal Custom and Excise Department recently seized packets of methamphetamine weighing at 214.15 grammes during a drug trafficking attempt by two men at the Labu Control Post.
This was the largest seizure made by the NCB Temburong branch since its establishment in 2005, the bureau said in a statement yesterday. The penalty for trafficking more than 50 grammes of syabu carries the mandatory death sentence.
Officers found several clear packets of the drug, locally known as syabu, together with modified utensils believed to be used for consuming controlled drugs, during an inspection on the suspects’ car. The officers also seized several pieces of local and foreign currencies.
The two men, Mohd Aizamri Nasri and Shah Rony @ Mohammad Zieyad Abd Rahman, have been brought to the Magistrates’ Court on October 13, and are being remanded while NCB continues their investigation.
NCB is currently investigating the men for importation of drugs, drug consumption, and possession of utensils used for consuming drugs.
A further mention of the case is scheduled to be heard on October 27 before Senior Magistrate Dk Masni Pg Hj Bahar.
The NCB said it will continue to monitor any misuse of drugs and drug trafficking activities in Brunei. Additionally, it will also enhance patrols in all control posts or entry points to Brunei to deter drug trafficking activities and ensure the country does not become a transit for drug traffickers.
The Brunei Times