Cigarettes land local woman in hot water

Fadley Faisal

The Magistrate’s Court yesterday handed a BND13,600 fine to a local woman for illegally possessing 19 cartons of cigarettes.

Magistrate Kamaliah Fadhilah binti Haji Ibrahim ordered Ulat anak Ayob, 48, to immediately settle the fine, or risk serving 13 months’ imprisonment in default.

The court heard from the Customs prosecutor that the defendant was discovered with the contraband items by Customs Examiners at the arrival bay of the Kuala Lurah Control Post, at 6.10am, on September 20.