Man fined BND1.8 million for cigarette smuggling

An unemployed local man was slapped with a BND1,800,000 fine or face three years imprisonment in default of payment by the Magistrate’s Court yesterday after he pleaded guilty to the charge of being in possession of 2,192 cartons of smuggled cigarettes, which he claimed was a delivery order he made for a wage of BND150. Abdullah bin Haji Garip, 42, was caught red-handed after the haul was found inside his car during a police check. More details in Friday’s Borneo Bulletin