Marine police detain smugglers

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

TWO local men were detained recently by the marine police, Royal Brunei Police Force, in a vicinity of Pulau Chermin for smuggling beef lungs and cigarettes.

In a press statement from the RBPF, the suspects — aged 16 and 22 years old — were smuggling two big boxes of beef lungs, known locally as hati buyah, and two bags containing various brands of cigarettes totaling 154 cartoon and seven boxes of cigarettes on Monday, August 29.

If found guilty, the suspects will be charged under Penal Code Order, Section 280, for steering their boat by rash and endangering the on-duty police personnel, Section 427, for damaging government’s property and Section 188 for failing to obey orders in an attempt to escape from police inspection.

They will also be charged under the custom act for smuggling prohibition goods.

The smuggled beef lungs and cigarettes were found when marine police personnel inspected the water vehicles used by the young men.

RBPF would like to advise members of the public not to be involved with any smuggling activities and to report to any nearby police station or call the police’s hotline at 993 if they come across any suspicious activities.

The Brunei Times