The Enforcement Section of the Department of Environment, Parks and Recreation, JASTRe, Bandar Seri Begawan Municipal Department and Health Enforcement at the Ministry of health, last night conducted a Sepadu Bersih operation at the public area of the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium in Berakas.

The JASTRe Enforcement Section issued compounds to 5 locals for an offence under Section 12 (1) (a) Chapter 30 of the Minor Offences Act, for disposing cigarette butts and rubbish. All the individuals were issued with a 100-dollar compound each and were ordered to settle the fine within 7 days of the compounds issue date. Offenders who fail to pay will be taken to court. If found guilty they can be fined one thousand dollars for the first offence; 3 thousand dollars for the following offence and sentenced to imprisonment of up to 3 months.

Meanwhile the Health Enforcement, Ministry of Health has issued 300 dollars compound each to 10 individuals. They were found guilty under Section 14(2) of the Tobacco Order 2005, for smoking in prohibited areas, and one case under Section 10(1) of the Tobacco Order 2005 for smoking under the age of 18 years.

Source: Radio Television Brunei