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Foreigner fined over BND40K for contraband possession

Fadley Faisal

The Magistrate’s Court yesterday ordered an Indonesian man to settle a BND46,400 fine for possessing smuggled cigarettes.

Dasep, 36, would have to serve 15 months’ jail in default of payment.

Acting Senior Magistrate Dewi Norlelawati binti Haji Abdul Hamid heard from the Customs prosecutor that the defendant was found carrying 60 cartons of cigarettes in his car at Seri Kenangan Beach Tutong District in a joint operation at 7pm on March 19.

The court ordered the seized cigarettes to be destroyed.