$22,720 fine for untaxed cigarettes

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THE Magistrates’ Court yesterday imposed a $22,720 fine on a man for possession of untaxed cigarettes.

The court document states that Azrul Azim Taher, 28, was found in possession of 59 cartons of cigarettes following a routine customs inspection on the car he was driving.

Customs officers from the Sungai Tujoh Control Post, Kuala Belait found the contrabands underneath the rear passenger’s seat and in a compartment at the rear passenger’s collapsible seat.

Following the sentencing yesterday, Magistrate Azrimah Hj Abd Rahman ordered the defendant to settle the fines by December 31, or serve 12 months in jail with immediate effect for in-default of payment.

The Brunei Times