| Fadley Faisal |
A MALAYSIAN company’s manager yesterday pleaded guilty to a failure of declaration of goods in transit from Miri to Limbang through Brunei Darussalam.
Senior Magistrate, Pg Masni Pg Bahar, yesterday sentenced the Manager of Hotrade Sdn Bhd, Ho Jie Khang, to pay a fine of $5,000, which was settled immediately.
It was about 8.15am on October 14, when the defendant’s driver arrived at the Sungai Tujoh control post in a Malaysian-registered container truck.
The driver handed a customs transit declaration form stating that the truck was carrying and transporting A4 paper, bottle caps, dry foods, hardware, tissue paper and pole irons.
With the driver witnessing a further inspection of the items, customs inspectors found 20 sets of wireless N ADSL 2+modems, six sets of CDMA home wireless gateways, 20 sets of ICMIC-IC microsystems and 20 sets of Huawei fixed wireless terminals.
Customs inspectors seized the goods that were not declared on the form.
Ho Jie Khang admitted that it was their mistake to not have declared the items in the declaration form, which he regretted. The defendant asked for a chance to follow through the procedures properly.
The senior magistrate after hearing the customs prosecuting officer’s non-objections to the request, returned the seized company truck as well as the items to the defendant.