19 Locals Detained for Involvement in Drug Trafficking Activities

On the 30th of November 2020, the Narcotic Control Bureau, NCB, has conducted a raid simultaneously at 6 separate houses in Lambak Kiri, Mukim Berakas believed to have a drug trafficking network for drug abuse activities.

 

19 locals have been detained comprising 14 men and 5 female aged between 18 to 53 years old. The target of the raid was Syabu drug suppliers who are very active in the location and have a large network of traffickers and often hold gatherings for illegal activities.

 

Inspection carried out on the primary suspect and vehicle at the residence has retrieved several plastic packages and straws containing a crystallised substance believed to be Syabu, a Class A controlled drug weighing more than 500g with a market value of more than 90 thousand dollars.

 

Also seized were cash money, including foreign currencies estimated to be worth more than 9 thousand dollars and mobile phones believed to be the drug trafficking proceeds. Apart from that, Officers also found several utensils used for drug consumption, weighing scale, empty packets and scissors believed to have been used in the commission of drug activities.

 

The arrests are still under investigation under various sections as follow:

 

– Section 3A of the MDA, Chapter 27 for the possession for the purpose of trafficking more than 100 grams of a Class A controlled drug carries the death penalty

 

– Section 6(a) of the MDA, Chapter 27 for the possession of controlled drug

 

– Section 6(b) of the MDA, Chapter 27 for the consumption of controlled drugs;

 

– Section 7 of the MDA, Chapter 27 for possessing drug paraphernalia for the consumption of controlled drugs

 

Following the operation, NCB advised the public to report any suspicious gathering activities to relevant parties. NCB urged the public’s cooperation in together eradicating any illegal activities. Any suspicious information in relation to drug abuse activities, contact the numbers as on the screen.

 

 

 

Source: Radio Television Brunei