Brunei takes part in INTERPOL operation
BRUNEI recently participated in the Operation Sunbird II, an INTERPOL-facilitated border operation targeting international fugitives travelling across the ASEAN countries.
The operation, according to a statement by the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF), saw enforcement officials from all 10 ASEAN countries screening passports and travel documents against INTERPOL’s global database, aiming to find terror suspects and wanted criminals.
It was conducted from March 28 to April 8.
Some five million searches were carried out throughout the operation, resulting in seven arrests and almost 100 “hits”, including 71 on passports recorded in INTERPOL’s Stolen and Lost Travel Documents (SLTD) database.
The seven arrests included two individuals targeted by the United Nations Security Council sanctions, and the subject of INTERPOL UN Special Notices.
Although nearly 48,000 checks were made at the Brunei International Airport, none of the arrests or “hits” was made in the sultanate.
Representing Brunei in the operation were officials from the RBPF, Immigration and National Registration Department and Department of Civil Aviation.
The Brunei Times