$1,200 fine for untaxed cigarettes
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
A MAN was imposed a $1,200 fine yesterday for possession of untaxed cigarettes.
The court document stated that Defendant Mohammad Nooralizan Awang Rosli, 29, was found in possession of four cartons of cigarettes during a routine inspection at the Kuala Lurah Control Post on May 22.
Prior to discovery of the contrabands, the defendant said that he had nothing to declare for customs.
However, a thorough inspection on the defendant’s car led the officers finding the cigarettes under the car’s seat.
The defendant later admitted that he bought the cigarettes from a man for $19.50.
He admitted the cigarettes belonged to him and it was for his own consumption. He also knew that it was an offence bringing in the cigarettes without a permit.
During the proceedings yesterday, the court ordered for the seized goods to be forfeited to the state and the defendant to pay the fines by January 2016.
The Brunei Times