Bandar Seri Begawan - Through a routine checkup on October 18 at around 5.20pm at the Sungai Tujoh Control Post, Sungai Tujoh Customs Officers, with assistance from Belait Customs Prevention Section officers, detained the driver of a Brunei registered van.
Upon inspection, the 52-year-old driver, a permanent resident, claimed to have declared his goods which comprised of computer appliances.
The Customs officers, however, uncovered 435 compact discs, 1,915 wristwatches, medicines and other undeclared miscellaneous items during an inspection on the vehicle.
The suspect was brought to the Belait Royal Customs and Excise Department for further investigation and all the items were seized.
According to the Customs standard procedure, any dutiable or restricted or prohibited goods to be brought into the country should be declared to the Royal Customs and Excise Department before entering the country. In addition, certain items may need to obtain approval permit from Other Government Agencies (OGA) while some of the items need to be declared for Customs duty.
If proven guilty, the suspect will be charged under Section 138 of the Customs Order 2006.
--Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin