Joint Operation to Curb Cross-Border Crimes

74 officers from various Law Enforcement Agencies were involved in a joint operation named "Operasi Sepadu" at Kuala Lurah Control Post as part of efforts to stem trans-border crimes. The agencies included the Royal Brunei Police Force, the Immigration and National Registration Department, the Royal Customs and Excise Department, the Internal Security Department, the Narcotics Control Bureau, the Land Transport Department, the Agriculture Department, the Fisheries Department and the Health Service Department. The operation was led by Senior Inspector Sharimin Bin Abd Rahman, Commanding Officer of Limau Manis Police Station.

During the operation, a local man was detained for trying to smuggle alcoholic drinks. A Malaysian national was caught trying to smuggle out 4 sacks of fragrant rice which is a government-subsidised commodity. Six other locals were detained for trying to smuggle various brands of cigarettes. In a separate operation, two local male suspects and a Malaysian woman were apprehended at the Bebuloh Control Post for trying to smuggle various brands of alcoholic drinks. "Operasi Sepadu" is tacit proof of the government's firm and serious stance in addressing criminal activities.

Source: Radio Television Brunei

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