Six operations uncover massive contraband haul –…


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Lyna Mohamad

The Royal Customs and Excise Division (RCED) rounded up a number of contrabands in six separate operations this month.

Two males, aged 27 and 32, had been apprehended for possessing 18 cartons, 12 packets and 21 sticks of cigarettes throughout a raid alongside Jalan Batu Bersurat on November 14.

On the identical day, enforcement personnel detained two locals, aged 23 and 29, throughout a raid at a car parking zone of a fancy constructing.

A complete of 111 cartons, seven packets and 17 sticks of cigarettes in addition to a bottle of alcohol had been discovered throughout the raid. Enforcement personnel additionally discovered a automobile and money amounting to BND1,385, believed to be proceeds from the sale of the contraband gadgets.

On November 15, the RCED workforce apprehended two native males and two native girls, aged between 32 and 41, throughout an operation at RPN Kampong Lugu. The suspects had been present in possession of six cartons and 10 packets of cigarettes in addition to one bottle of alcohol.

Vape juices discovered throughout an operation. PHOTOS: RCED
ABOVE & BELOW: Pictures present cartons of cigarettes seized by enforcement personnel

Additionally discovered had been 889 numerous sorts of vapes, 236 bottles of vape juices, 259 items of a number of vaping equipment, and unlawful cosmetics, health and beauty merchandise and meals gadgets believed to have been smuggled into the nation.

On November 20, the RCED workforce apprehended a 38-year-old overseas man believed to be in possession of 9 cartons and 17 packets of cigarettes throughout an inspection on the RPN Kampong Bukit Beruang.

On the identical day, 5 overseas males aged between 22 and 46 had been rounded up at a workers home in Kampong Menglait for possessing 94 cartons, 22 packets and 51 sticks of cigarettes and money amounting to BND1,663.

The raiding workforce then headed to Brunei waters and apprehended a Malaysian man believed to be in possession of 1,800 cartons of cigarettes. The workforce additionally confiscated a 23-feet lengthy boat together with a 150hp engine.

All contraband gadgets had been confiscated and apprehended people had been taken to the customs enforcement workplace for additional investigation.

The RCED reminded the general public that possessing contraband gadgets is an offence underneath Part 146 of the Excise Order 2006, and urged the general public to look at the nation’s legislation and rules.

The general public can share data involving smuggling of contrabands by calling the division on its primary line 8714422 / 8721422 or go to the closest customs workplace.


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