Man fined BND12,000 for illegal tobacco possession

Fadley Faisal

The Magistrate’s Court yesterday handed a BND12,000 fine to an Indian man, for illegally possessing 22 pouches and 13 packets of tobacco.

Chief Magistrate Pengiran Masni binti Pengiran Haji Bahar ordered Fayjan Ahmad, 40, to settle the fine immediately or risk 12 months’ imprisonment in default.

The court was informed that the defendant was found with the contraband items on arrival at the Brunei International Airport, at 4.23pm, on September 9.