Sunday, March 24

Limbang police nail 82 blacklisted Brunei cars

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN: The Limbang traffic police have issued many arrest warrants against Brunei-registered vehicles for various offences, Borneo Bulletin reported.

The warrants of arrest that have been registered in court since 2008 number over 200. However, hundreds more have not been registered in court yet.

It ranges various offences like overtaking on a double-lane road and parking at prohibited areas. These offences have been recorded in the Malaysian police database system. This was revealed by Limbang police traffic chief, Inspector Khairol Ridzuan Ahmad, to the Bulletin following their operation on Wednesday, July 18 in front of the police station in Limbang.

The Borneo Post reported that the police in Limbang nailed 82 blacklisted Brunei-registered vehicles in an operation to track down those with outstanding traffic summonses since 2008. The operation which was conducted in front of the police station from 9am to 12noon Wednesday screened 349 vehicles. The operation, involving 14 personnel from the traffic and marine units and the police station, netted fines totaling RM5, 950 from the offenders.

According to Khairol, the operation was targeted at Brunei-registered vehicles driven by either Bruneians or Malaysians who were previously booked for traffic violations but failed to pay the fine despite being given ample grace period to pay up. He said that over 200 warrants of arrest were subsequently issued over the past five years, and those caught yesterday were brought to the district police headquarters for the recording of particulars with the view to prosecute them in court. Khairol, however, said that it was advisable for them to pay their outstanding fines to avoid legal action to be taken against them.