Local jailed for assisting theft

Fadley Faisal

THE Magistrate’s Court yesterday sentenced a local man to 18 months’ imprisonment for property laundering.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Hajah Siti Mu’izzah binti Haji Sabli’s facts of the case stated that Morsidi bin Haji Ya’akub, 35, had assisted another person in disposing of stolen properties.

Magistrate Kamaliah Fadhilah binti Haji Ibrahim further heard that the defendant had sold a stolen laptop to a buyer at STKRJ Kampong Telisai, Tutong, sometime this month.

Last July, the defendant sold a set of stolen sports rims to a buyer at Kampong Sengkarai, Tutong.

The defendant confessed to knowing that the items were stolen by his acquaintances, who then sought his help in selling them.