Man fined BND25,000 for alcohol possession

Fadley Faisal

The Magistrate’s Court ordered a permanent resident to settle a BND25,000 fine on Saturday for possessing smuggled alcoholic beverages.

Yeo Teng Leong, 50, would have to serve six months’ jail in default of payment.

Magistrate Dewi Norlelawati binti Haji Abdul Hamid was informed by the customs prosecutor that Temburong police found 120 bottles of liquor and 30 cartons of beer in the defendant’s vehicle when they stopped him on the Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Bridge on his way towards the capital at 9.13am on November 14, 2020.