Local man fined BND930K for smuggling cigarettes

Fadley Faisal

The Bandar Magistrate’s Court ordered a 58-year-old local to settle BND930,000 fine after he pleaded guilty to possession of smuggled cigarettes on Thursday.

The defendant, Ibrahim bin Besar, will have to serve three years’ jail in default of payment.

The Customs Prosecuting Officer informed Acting Chief Magistrate Hajah Azrimah binti Haji Abdul Rahman that the defendant was stopped in his car near Simpang 120 in Kampong Mentiri at 3.32am on Thursday and he was found carrying 35 boxes containing 220 cartons of smuggled cigarettes.