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Smuggled cigarettes land foreigner BND6K fine

Fadley Faisal

The Magistrate’s Court yesterday ordered an Indonesian man to settle a BND6,200 fine for possessing smuggled cigarettes.

Antarmy Scorpio, 44, would have to serve six months’ jail in default of payment of the fine.

The court heard from the Customs prosecutor that the defendant was arrested by Customs preventive officers upon discovering that he had brought along with him nine cartons and 10 packets of cigarettes upon arrival at the Brunei International Airport on April 4, 2021.

Senior Magistrate Hajah Ervy Sufitriana binti Haji Abdul Rahman, presiding in the Kuala Belait court house, ordered the cigarettes to be destroyed.

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