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Bangladeshi National Prisoned for Impersonation, Forging Info
December 30th, 2016 | 08:52 AM | 1645 views
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
A Bangladeshi man was sentenced to 30 months' imprisonment yesterday after he pleaded guilty in the Magistrate's Court to charges of impersonation and forging information.
According to the statement of facts, 40-year-old Billal arrived at the Brunei International Airport on May 14, 2010 to work as a labourer at a local company.
The defendant presented a passport of another Bangladeshi man for immigration arrival clearance.
On June 2, 2010 the defendant falsified his name and date of birth to corroborate with his impersonation of the other Bangladeshi identity while applying for a green identity card at the Immigration and National Registration Department in Kuala Belait.
Investigations also revealed that the defendant had pretended to be the same man by falsifying his name and date of birth while applying for a green identity card at the national registration department in Kuala Belait earlier on March 30, 2009.
Following a tip-off on the defendant's activities, the immigration department put up a Stop List and arrested him on his arrival at the Brunei International Airport on December 12, 2016.
Upon his arrest, the defendant was found carrying his real passport. It was also made known that the defendant first entered Brunei to work in 1999.
Acting Chief Magistrate Harnita Zelda Skinner presided over the case.
Prosecutor Siti Aisyah binti Lakim represented the Public Prosecutor in the case.
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