4 locals caught for smuggling cigarettes, booze

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

FOUR locals were caught yesterday by police officers during an operation for attempting to smuggle 24 cans of beer and 22 packs of cigarettes.

According to a press statement, the operation dubbed ‘Operasi Langkah’ was carried out by officers from Company ‘C’ of the Royal Brunei Police Force Reserves two days ago at around 11.45PM in the area around Jln Kg Bebuloh.

The suspected smugglers, who were all males aged between 21 to 53 years old, were apprehended by police officers whereupon the contraband of Carlsberg beer and ERA Premium cigarettes were found in their possession.

Under section 146 (1) (i) of the Excise Order, individuals found guilty of bringing in untaxed goods are liable to a fine of not less than six times the amount of excise duty or $40,000, whichever is the lesser amount.

The Brunei Times