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Man fined for contraband possession

Fadley Faisal

A local man found to be in possession of smuggled cigarettes at home was ordered to settle a BND7,000 fine by the Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

Magistrate Dewi Norlelawati binti Haji Abdul Hamid ordered 47-year-old Sufian bin Shahdan to serve seven months’ jail in default of payment after he pleaded guilty to illegal possession of eight cartons and seven packets of cigarettes at his home.

Customs preventive officers found the cigarettes when inspecting the defendant’s house at 4.53pm on December 6, 2021. The court also ordered the contraband to be forfeited to the state.


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