BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, July 9 (Borneo Bulletin/ANN): Customs-prohibited items and smuggled goods were recently seized in two separate operations by the Brunei Royal Customs and Excise Department (RCED).
In the first operation at a staff house along Jalan Badas, Seria on Wednesday, six cartons and 18 packets of cigarettes were in found one of the workers’ rooms.
A 29-year-old Bangladeshi man was detained and brought to the Law Enforcement Office in Kuala Belait for investigation.
The second operation carried out yesterday was a Combined Sea and Land Operation (GOLD) at Jalan Pantai Serasa, where officers confiscated 249.2kg of mud crabs, 87.2kg of flower crabs, 184.2kg large-sized clams, 170.4kg of butter fruit, three sacks of fishing nets and one sack of fishing net floats.
A 44-year-old Indonesian man was arrested and brought to the Law Enforcement Office in Anggerek Desa, for further investigation.
The RCED urges the public to abide by all national legislations currently being enforced, and to avoid from smuggling or bringing in prohibited goods without authorisation from the relevant agencies.
The possession of Customs-prohibited goods is an offence under Section 146 of the Excise Order 2006. - Borneo Bulletin/ANN