KUCHING: An entrepreneur, who pleaded guilty to the charge of bribing a civil servant to avoid being prosecuted, was fined RM10,000 or a month’s imprisonment on Friday (March 19).
The Sessions Court judge ordered the 51-year-old accused to be fined after the accused pleaded guilty under Section 214 of the Penal Code.
The accused admitted to offering RM1,850 to a corporal (complainant) to avoid legal action for committing an offence under Section 135 (1)(d) of the Customs Act 1967.
The accused committed the offense last Dec 22 at 7pm at a location in Kampung Raso, Lundu.
According to the facts of the case, a team of policemen from the General Operations Force led by Sgt-Maj Abd Syukeur Sagiman conducted an operation in Kampung Raso at 7pm near the Malaysia-Indonesia border.
The accused－owner of two white Mitsubishi Fuso trucks－was found to be smuggling frozen goods into Indonesia with the vehicles.
The accused had offered RM1,850 to the complainant to avoid legal action under the Customs Act, the Immigration Act 1959/63 and the Wildlife Ordinance 1998.
The accused paid the fine.