Man fined RM110,000 for possessing prohibited goods

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By Jaythaleela K

MIRI, June 14: A father of three was fined RM110,000 in default two years’ jail after he was found guilty of possessing prohibited goods.

Magistrate Md Syafique Md Hilmie also ordered accused Mohd Hafizuddin, 40, to pay RM16,623.45 for the Customs’ duties that had not been proven to have been paid.

As for the goods seized, valued at RM10,559.14, the court ordered them to be forfeited and disposed of by the prosecution under Section 127 of the Customs Act 1967 after the lapse of the 14-day period for appeal.

The accused was found to be in possession of prohibited goods under Section 135(1)(d) of the Customs Act 1967 and Section 135 (1)(v)(aa) of the same Act at Lot 5252, Jalan Desa Indah, Bandar Baru Permyjaya, here, on June 10 this year.

Mohd Hafizuddin was not represented, while Alfred Rentap of the Royal Malaysia Customs Department (Miri branch) prosecuted. — DayakDaily