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    Foreigner fined for contraband possession

    Fadley Faisal

    A 50-year-old Bangladeshi man, who stored smuggled cigarettes at his quarters, was ordered to settle a BND7,200 fine by the Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

    Magistrate Nur Eleana binti Dato Seri Paduka Haji Hairol Arni ordered Abdul Hoque Faraji to serve seven months’ jail in default of payment after he pleaded guilty to the possession of nine cartons of undeclared cigarettes at his quarters in Kuala Balai, Belait District.

    The Customs prosecutor informed the court that the officers conducting operations with other agencies found the contraband during an inspection on July 12.

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