A local woman was today found guilty of an offence under the Excise Order 2006 by the Bandar Seri Begawan Magistrate's Court. She is liable to a fine of more than 70 thousand dollars.

52-year old Rapiah binti Haji Roslan was fined seventy one thousand and five hundred twenty dollars or sentenced to 3-years in prison in default for possession of 95 cartons of various brands of cigarettes. The offender was given six months to settle the fine and all items involved in the case were confiscated to be destroyed. Rapiah was arrested by the Law Enforcement Section of the Royal Customs and Excise Department on the 19th of this month at a house in Lambak Kanan National Housing area.

Source: Radio Television Brunei