Court fines Indian man for possessing smuggled cigarettes

|     Fadley Faisal     |

THE Magistrate’s Court recently ordered an Indian man to settle a BND34,080 fine for possession of smuggled cigarettes.

The defendant, Jaheer Ali, will have to serve 12 months’ jail in default of payment.

The Customs prosecutor informed Magistrate Dewi Norlelawati binti Haji Abdul Hamid that the defendant was caught by a team of Customs preventive officers keeping a carton and 164 packets of smuggled cigarettes at a laundry shop in Kampong Lumapas at 11.27am on December 27, 2018.