Foreigner fined for smuggled cigarettes

Hakim Hayat

The Magistrate’s Court yesterday ordered a 44-year-old Indonesian man to settle a BND8,400 fine after he pleaded guilty to possession of smuggled cigarettes.

Defendant Agus Susilo will have to serve eight months’ jail in default of payment.

The Customs Prosecuting Officer informed Acting Chief Magistrate Pengiran Shahyzul bin Pengiran Abdul Rahman that Customs preventive officers raided the defendant’s rented house in Kampong Salambigar at 8.45pm on January 29.

An inspection led to finding seven cartons and 29 packets of smuggled cigarettes hidden by the defendant inside the house.