Elder fined for illegal alcohol

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AN ELDERLY permanent resident was fined $5,000 yesterday at the Kuala Belait Magistrates’ Court for possessing six bottles of liquor and 32 cans of beer without a permit at his house in Kuala Belait earlier this month.

Yesterday’s conviction was Choo Cheok Kin's fourth offence — all for possessing alcohol.

The 66-year-old paid the fine on the spot, and assured the court he would not repeat the offence.

Choo was found with the alcohol on October 1 at around 10pm during a customs raid to his residence along Jln Pretty.

Choo’s other offences came in 2011 and 2014 at the same residence.

The Brunei Times