Brunei man detained at Sarawak border checkpoint, drugs worth RM24,000 seized

MIRI: A man from Brunei has been arrested at the Sarawak-Brunei border for suspected drug trafficking.

The Brunei national, aged 28, was nabbed at about 11.40pm on Saturday (June 29) night at the Sungai Tujuh border checkpoint on the Sarawak side of the border.

The border checkpoint is 35km north of Miri city.

Miri police chief Asst Comm Lim Meng Seah said Sunday (June 30) the man in his four-wheel drive vehicle was stopped at the checkpoint by Miri cops and a search found that he was carrying four packets of pills suspected to be methamphetamine.

"We are investigating this case under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act.

“The estimated worth of the drugs is more than RM24,000,” he told reporters here.

The offence under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 carries the mandatory death penalty upon conviction.