A male suspect is currently under investigation at Lamunin Police Station, Royal Brunei Police Force on suspicion of possessing a homemade firearm. The suspect was arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau following a raid conducted on a house in Kampung Birau, Tutong in which a firearm suspected to be homemade was found in the suspect's house. The weapon was handed over to the Police for further investigation.
According to Inspector Muhamad Zulfadli Bin Haji Awang Yusof, Officer In Command, Lamunin Police Station, the suspect, 44 year old local, Izlin bin Haji Ismail is unemployed and will be brought before the court for the offence of possessing a firearm without a license under Section 17 (1) of the Arms and Explosive Act Chapter 58. If found guilty, the accused will face imprisonment of not less than 5 years and not exceeding 15 years as well as not less than 3 strokes of the cane and not more than 12 strokes. The Royal Brunei Police Force urges the public not to possess, keep or make any firearms or even bullets of which it is a serious offence under the laws of Brunei Darussalam.
Source: Radio Television Brunei