BND35,000 fine for possessing contraband

Fadley Faisal

The Bandar Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday ordered a 43-year-old local woman to settle a BND35,000 fine after she pleaded guilty to possession of smuggled cigarettes.

The defendant, Rosni binti Sabtu, will have to serve 14 months’ jail in default of payment.

The Customs Prosecuting Officer informed Magistrate Dewi Norlelawati binti Haji Abdul Hamid that the defendant was found in possession of 36 cartons and 91 packets of cigarettes at her house on Jalan Paya Belambang, Perpindahan Bukit Beruang at 3.50pm on April 4, 2020.