Local man fined BND20K for smuggling contraband

Fadley Faisal

The Magistrate’s Court yesterday ordered a local man to pay BND20,000 for the possession of 23 cartons and nine packets of smuggled cigarettes in his car.

Muhammad Rafiuddin bin Rajak, 27, will risk having to serve 14 months’ imprisonment in default of payment.

Magistrate Hajah Ervy Sufitriana binti Haji Abdul Rahman was informed by the customs prosecutor that at 1.35am on January 1, the defendant was found in possession of the contraband items inside his car, near a commercial building at Kampong Mulaut.