Police report two cases of illegal fireworks sale
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
THE Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) has reported two cases of people caught illegally selling fireworks in the Brunei-Muara district during the month of Ramadhan.
In a statement, RBPF spokesperson DSP Hj Mohd Noor Hj Abd Rahman said the police had made the two arrests in connection with the illegal sale of fireworks in separate incidents and locations at the end of last month and earlier this month.
The spokesman also said the two cases are being investigated under Section 17(2) of the Arms and Explosives Act, Chapter 58.
It was reported last week that the RBPF upheld the ban on sale and use of fireworks for the upcoming festive season of Hari Raya Aidil Fitri.
Acting Director of Operations Senior Superintendent Pg Hj Muhammad Pg Hj Metali had said the upholding of the ban was to ensure the safety of the people during the celebrations as fireworks played late at night disturbs the community’s peace, and that there may be people who need the silence to rest.
According to the Arms and Explosives Act, Chapter 58, any offender found guilty of either importing, manufacturing, selling or possessing fireworks shall be punished with a $3,000 fine.
The RBPF spokesman said the police will be conducting enforcement operations in the other districts in the run-up to the Hari Raya celebrations as well as throughout the festive period to prevent crimes.
The Brunei Times