RBPF nabs smuggling, theft suspects
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
THE Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) has apprehended a 30-year-old local for resisting arrest.
Hewas eventually caught possessing around 100 cartons of cigarettes following a car chase.
In a statement issued by the RBPF, the suspect tried to escape after being stopped by a member of the Traffic Control and Investigation Department in the early hours of April 10, on the suspicion that he was using an expired road tax and for allegedly modifying his vehicle.
Authorities caught him after a car chase and found that his car’s trunk contained around 100 cartons of cigarettes.
The 30-year-old local is currently detained for further investigation.
In another operation, the RBPF also caught two local men allegedly involved in a car theft that happened on April 7 in the vicinity of a shop in Kg Kilanas.
The duo, aged 32 and 26, were caught the next day by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) around Jalan Dadap in Kg Kilanas.
A security footage of the supposed car theft has made its rounds in the social media yesterday.
In its statement, the RBP added that the two local men had appeared before the court on April 9 and are still under detention for further investigation. They are set to face another court hearing on April 16.
Owing to the incident, the RBPF emphasised to members of the public not to leave their cars unlocked and unattended, especially when the engine is still running to prevent any unwanted incidents from happening.
Meanwhile, warnings were recently issued to four drivers who failed to produce their licenses and identity cards during separate police operations in the Brunei-Muara District.
Three foreign nationals were also apprehended for not complying with Section 55, Chapter 17 of the Immigration Act, or the failure to produce valid travel documents upon inspection.
The operations were conducted in collaboration with the National Registration and Immigration Department (JIPK) in line with the royal wedding and the holiday season.
The Brunei Times