Elderly man fined BND18,000 for undeclared cigarettes

|     Fadley Faisal     |

THE Magistrate’s Court yesterday ordered a Bruneian to settle a BND18,000 fine for possession of smuggled cigarettes.

The defendant, 73-year-old Nawi bin Haji Jafar/Ja’afar, will have to serve six months’ jail in default of payment.

The Customs prosecutor informed Chief Magistrate Pengiran Masni binti Pengiran Haji Bahar that the defendant was caught keeping 21 cartons and 17 packets of undeclared cigarettes at a terrace house at Jalan Bukit Dilou, RPN Bukit Beruang by a team of Customs preventive officers when they conducted a raid on the premises at 5pm on January 20.