Busy New Year’s Eve for police

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN/BELAIT

A TOTAL of 94 traffic violations were recorded during police roadblocks in all four districts on New Year’s Eve.

According to a statement by the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF), roadblocks were set up in various locations across the country on New Year’s Eve until the early hours of January 1.

In Brunei-Muara district, there were a total of 84 violations that saw 20 compound cases, 18 docket cases, 13 police warnings and 33 stop and searches.

According to RBPF, the dockets were issued for tinted windows, expired road tax, expired driving licence, driving without licences and one case of driving without wearing seatbelt.

Compounds were given out for different colour headlights, broken brake light, installation of sports rims, car modifications, and broken signal lights.

Roadblocks were set up at Tungku Link Highway beneath the Rimba Bridge, both sides of the road under the bridge near Badi’ah Hotel, and the connection between Hassanal Bolkiah Highway heading to and from Sg Akar Highway.

The Brunei-Muara district’s operation was led by Acting Commanding Officer of Brunei-Muara Police, Superintendent of Police Mazalan Hj Yakub.

In Tutong, two roadblocks were set up at KM 29 post and Telisai. No offences were recorded at KM29 while only one compound case and one docket case were recorded in Telisai.

Temburong did not report any traffic violations during roadblocks at Simpang Tiga Bokok Jalan Batang Duri and the area in front of Taman Perayaan Pekan Bangar.

In Belait, inspections were done beginning at 10pm on New Year’s eve to staff houses of foreign workers in Kuala Balai and the surrounding area of Kg Api Api in Seria, while roadblocks were set up simultaneously along Sg Bakong, Jln Anduki, Badas-Lumut Highway, Jln Dipa Negara and Jln Merangking Labi.

No offences were found during the inspections, which ended at 2.30am.

Eight compound offences were issued during roadblocks that night with the heavy downpour preventing roadblocks from continuing.

RBPF Acting Commanding Officer of Belait Supt Mohd Hadini Hj Othman led the joint force of 83 personnel and officers from five agencies - the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF), Royal Customs and Excise Department, Immigration and National Registration Department, Religious Affairs and the Narcotics Control Bureau.

In a previous statement by the RBPF, the roadblocks were intended to curb criminal activities, increase awareness on road safety, and strengthen police presence on the road to enforce traffic regulations.

The Brunei Times