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April 2017 – Brunei Darussalam: 641 people arrested for drug related offences in 2016

According to media reports, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) of Brunei Darussalam made 641 arrests for drug-related offences in 2016, showing a stable trend compared to 2015 (638 arrests). Of the 641 arrests, 87% were male and the remaining 13% were female and about 9% were foreign nationals. With regard to the age distribution of arrests, persons aged 31 and above account for approximately 55% (355), followed by the age group between 21 and 30 years-old (237).
  
Source: Borneo Bulletin

For more information, see
http://borneobulletin.com.bn/ncb-641-arrests-made-last-year/

 

April 2017 – Australia: Police made the largest ever methamphetamine seizure

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the Victoria Police have seized almost 903 kg of crystalline methamphetamine, the largest ever amount seized in the country. According to a press release issued by the AFP, the seized methamphetamine was found in 70 boxes of wooden floorboards. Two men were arrested for a related offence. The authorities did not mention the origin of the seized drug. 


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Source: Australian Federal Police

For more information, see
https://www.afp.gov.au/news-media/media-releases/police-operation-leads-australia%E2%80%99s-largest-ever-meth-bust