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BruDirect.com, 6 April 2006
Bullet Cases Lead To Police Warning
By Azlan Othman
Bandar Seri Begawan - The Criminal Investigation Department of the Royal Brunei Police Force yesterday made a stem reminder to the public against possessing arms and explosives.
The warning came in the wake of two recent cases where an Australian and Indonesian were found in possession of unlicensed bullets.
The police warned the public that possessing, selling, buying and using any arms and explosives or those related is an offence under Section ll of the Arms and Explosives Act, Chapter 58.
On Tuesday, the 27-year-old Indonesian man was sentenced to five years' imprisonment and three strokes of the cane by the Magistrate's Court after he pleaded guilty to possessing an unlicensed bullet.
The defendant, Andriyadi, was convicted of possessing a 3cm by 1cm bullet without licence. The bullet was found in his possession February 19, 2006 at about 10 am while he was waiting to return to Indonesia at the departure hall of the Brunei International Airport.
Last Saturday, a 53-year-old Australian was charged with possessing an unlicensed bullet and remanded for two weeks by the Bandar Magistrate's Court pending further investigations.
Timothy Norris Greisdorf allegedly possessed the bullet on March 31, 2006 at the Brunei International Airport. -- Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin
Borneo Bulletin, Bandar Seri Begawan, 13 April 2006
Immigration offender without passport gets jail, whipping
By Malai FadleyRizal
A 25-year-old Indonesian national was yesterday sentenced to three months' jail and three strokes of the cane for entering Brunei Darussalam without a passport.
Immigration personnel checked on their computer database and found no recorded entry of Zainal Ahmad sometime in January 2006.
Personnel also found no other records to show that the defendant had entered the Sultanate legally.
During his arrest on April 10, he told investigators that he had given his passport to a "travel driver" not long after his arrival in the country for endorsement of a social visit pass. He claimed that he had not seen the "travel driver" since then.
Borneo Bulletin, BSB, 18 April 2006
Telephone cable thieves get jail and caning
By Malai FadleyRizal and Rol Ezam
Two locals were sentenced to two years and six months' imprisonment with three strokes of caning after they were found guilty of stealing telephone cables belonging to the government as well as committing mischief.
The Bandar Magistrate's Court heard that Muhammad bin Latif and Hasren bin Abd Halim stole the cables in the vicinity of Jalan Maraburong, Tutong sometime in July last year.
Then, both defendants repeated the offence sometime between August and September, 2005 in the vicinity of Kg Kupang and at the Telisai Satellite Earth Station in Tutong.
The prosecution conducted by DPP Hjh Anifa also proved the defendants guilty of three charges of committing mischief by causing wrongful damage to the telephone cables amounting to a total of about BND$9000.
Witnesses testifying against the defendants were officers from JTB, Tutong Police and personnel from a scrap metal company in BSB.
Borneo Bulletin, BSB, 28 April 2006
Bangladeshi gets 3 months, 3 strokes of cane for overstaying
By Rol Ezam
A 37-year-old Bangladeshi who remained in the country unlawfully for 564 days was sentenced to 3 months' imprisonment and 3 strokes of the cane by the Bandar Magistrate's Court yesterday.
Mohamed Mohiuddin pleaded guilty to overstaying in Brunei from October 10, 2004 to April 26 this year after the expiry of his Special Pass on October 9, 2004.
The defendant was arrested two days ago by Immigration personnel at a rented room in Kampong Sungai Akar.
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