Limbang, Sarawak - Three Bruneians including a woman who were on a joyride to the neighbouring town of Limbang in Sarawak, Malaysia were caught for possessing syabu.
They were brought to Limbang Magistrate's Court yesterday and are currently detained at Limbang prison as they were unable to pay fines between RM3,500 and RM15,000, said Limbang Police OCPD, Supt Mohd Bukhori bin Saffai to the Bulletin.
The three were arrested on August 31 at around 5.55pm. Their activities have long been monitored by Limbang Narcotics Control personnel. And when they arrived in Limbang, they were detained near the Limpaki bypass in the presence of Limbang Police District personnel.
The two men, aged 45 and 32 years respectively, are both unemployed and were caught with 27 grammes and 3.5 grammes of syabu respectively.
They are from Kg Bengkurong and Kg Sungai Matan.
The first man, was ordered to pay a fine of RM15,000 with two sureties, a Bruneian and a Limbang resident, while the second man was ordered to pay RM3,500 also with two sureties.
The woman was also slapped with RM3,500 fine with two sureties. If they fail to pay the fine, they will be imprisoned. The trio was also slapped with RM1,500 fine each after their urine samples tested positive for drugs.
Meanwhile, 0.3 grammes of syabu was found in the woman's possession, who is 30 and works as an assistant canteen operator in Kg Jerudong. The drugs were brought from Brunei and were for their own use, according to Supt Mohd Bukhori.
Limbang Narcotics Control authorities have close cooperation with their Brunei counterparts and both also share information.--Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin