A local man was brought before the Bandar Seri Begawan Magistrate's Court today, for an offence under the Excise Order 2006. 58 year old, Matdaud Bin Matsalleh was found in possession of 20 cartons of cigarettes of various brands during an inspection at a mouse trail in Kampung Junjungan.

He pleaded guilty and was fined 5 thousand 5 hundred dollars or five months imprisonment in default. The defendant was allowed by the court until the 29th of December 2018 to settle the fine. All customs contraband was confiscated to be destroyed and the vehicle returned.