| Fadley Faisal |
A LOCAL man was found concealing four cartons of cigarettes inside an Indomie Goreng box at his home in Kg Pengiran Kerma Indera Lama when customs preventive agents conducted an inspection at about 3pm on June 26.
Meanwhile, an Indonesian national was also found in possession of 38 cartons and 23 packets of cigarettes hidden at his workers’ quarters at Kg Tasek Meradun at about 2.35am on November 23 during a joint agency operation raid.
Both cases were brought before the Bandar Magistrate’s Court yesterday.
The defendants, 29-year-old local, Andre Asnnaf Daneil bin Abdullah Sianong received a fine of $1,600 or a month’s jail in default while 29 year-old Indonesian man Sulaeman received a fine of $14,800 or serve 12 months’ jail in default.
They pleaded guilty to the charges.
The defendants also failed to produce declaration forms for the cigarettes upon inspection.