That’s one hefty fantastic!
Only recently, a senior citizen named Ramlah Drahaman was slapped with a whopping RM100,000 fantastic for promoting contraband cigarettes which are value rather a lot lesser than the fantastic. The sentence was meted out in Kuala Terengganu Justice of the Peace’s Court docket on 25 February.
Based on Sinar Harian, a raid was carried out on the 56-year-old grandma’s store in Kampung Chendering, Terengganu as a result of she was suspected of participating in promoting unlawful cigarettes. The officers managed to seek out numerous manufacturers of contraband merchandise from her store and he or she had failed to provide any doc proving that the cigarettes had been duty-paid.
When being charged in courtroom on 14 January, she pleaded responsible for promoting the merchandise that had been estimated to be value about RM824.32. As such, Ramlah was charged below Part 135 (1)(d) of the Customs Act 1967, which landed her a fantastic of RM100,000. If she fails to pay the fantastic, she may face six months of imprisonment.
Admittedly, this information has shocked many netizens as the quantity wasn’t precisely little, however the punishment meted out is definitely in accordance with the legislation. Some additionally stated the punishment is a tad too harsh for a 56-year-old grandma, however they need to perceive that everybody is equal within the eyes of the legislation.
Hopefully, she will settle the fantastic and keep away from going behind bars!
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