RBPF quashes rumours of firearms smuggling

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THE Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) yesterday denied rumours that there was a firearms smuggling attempt at Sungai Tujoh Immigration Control Post.

A message on the alleged firearms smuggling attempt had been making its rounds on social media last Saturday.

The message stated that a person had escaped into the jungle after four rifles were found in his/her vehicle after an inspection at the said control post. It added that law enforcers were on alert following the incident.

The RBPF spokesperson confirmed that the message was false as the police did not receive any report relating to the matter.

The police had previously issued a public warning against spreading false information that could disrupt public order as it is considered an offence.

The warning added that the Public Order Act Chapter 148, Section 34 (1) states that any person, whether orally or in writing or by other means, spread false reports or statements causing public disturbances is liable to three years in prison and a fine of $3,000.

Members of the public were also advised to contact the police hotline 993 or the nearest police station should they come across any related incidents or information.

The Brunei Times