Woman fined $6,000 for non-declaration of goods

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A WOMAN was imposed a $6,000 fine yesterday after she admitted to failing to declare dutiable goods.

The court document stated that on June 2, the Customs Officer in Muara received a set of non-dutiable Import Declaration Form from the workers of BT Forwarding Company, a forwarding agent.

During the inspection, the officers found some 2,000 pieces of dutiable scaffolding materials that were not declared. The officers seized the goods, which were valued at $68,030.

During the investigation, the defendant, Nur Ezzati, a procurement coordinator at Syarikat Haji Idris Kalong Sdn Bhd, admitted that all of the seized items were dutiable goods, which they had to apply for an approval permit before its importation.

She also admitted that she knew that failure to declare is an offence under the customs regulation.

During the proceedings yesterday, Nur Ezzati indicated she is able to pay the fines within one week.

The Customs Prosecuting Officer further applied for the import duty of $3,402 for the seized items to be paid as well.

The Brunei Times