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BND21,000 fine for contraband possession

Fadley Faisal

The Magistrate’s Court yesterday ordered an Indonesian man to settle a BND21,000 fine for possessing smuggled cigarettes.

Ahmat Alifin, 32, would have to serve 13 months’ jail in default of payment.

Senior Magistrate Azrimah binti Abdul Rahman heard from the Customs prosecutor that the defendant was arrested by Customs enforcement officers during a raid on discovering that he kept 26 cartons and nine packets of smuggled cigarettes at his work quarters in Jalan Pasir Berakas.

The raid was conducted at 7.57pm on January 27 where officers also found and seized BND363 confirmed to be proceeds from selling the cigarettes.

The court ordered the cash forfeited to the state and the cigarettes destroyed.

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