Fined for illegal cigarettes

Fadley Faisal

A 48-year-old Indonesian who stored smuggled cigarettes at his quarters was ordered to settle a BND10,000 fine by the Magistrate’s Court on Saturday.

Magistrate Mohammad Marzuqi bin Sabtu ordered Indra to serve 10 months’ jail in default of payment after he pleaded guilty to illegal possession of 11 cartons and 11 packets of cigarettes at his quarters at the Padang Golf Club Mentiri Staff House.

The Customs prosecutor informed court that Customs preventive officers found the cigarettes during an 8.44pm inspection on March 12.

The court ordered the seized cigarettes to be forfeited to the state.