Man fined BND45,000 for possession of alcohol

Fadley Faisal

The Magistrate’s Court ordered a local man to settle a BND45,000 fine on Saturday after he pleaded guilty to the possession of smuggled alcoholic beverages.

Nooryanto bin Mohd Noor, 42, faced 15 months’ jail in default of payment of the fine. Senior Magistrate Pengiran Shahyzul Pengiran Abdul Rahman heard from the customs prosecutor that the defendant was found in possession of 836 cans of beer and 168 bottles of liquor on a boat in Kampong Bolkiah waters at 5.48 pm on April 17.