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Filipino faces death for having 50.77gm syabu in Sembulan
Published on: Friday, November 17, 2017

Kota Kinabalu: An unemployed Filipino was tentatively charged at the Magistrate's Court here with trafficking 50.77gm of syabu.

Wedzliy Minit, 42, is accused of committing the offence at 4.20pm on Nov 2 by the roadside at Sembulan, here.

However, no plea was recorded from Wedzliy after the charge under Section 39B(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act was read to him before High Court Senior Assistant Registrar Herlina Muse, who sat as magistrate.

The charge carries the death penalty on conviction.

The court set Dec 12 for mention pending the outcome of the chemist's report.

Wedzliy, who was not represented, was ordered remanded further as the charge framed against him has no provision for bail.

Meanwhile, seven people were penalised for having syabu.

Huzaifah Hassan, Asmil Salasain, Muliadi Tarida, Zahariman Shah, Azmi Saiddin, Hatta Lakdjuddin and Nelson Lai pleaded guilty to having syabu weighing 0.18gm, 0.36gm, 0.87gm, 0.06gm, 0.22gm, 0.04gm and 0.76gm, respectively at separate locations in Petagas, Penampang, Sembulan and Telipok between Aug 4 and Sept 9.

Huzaifah was sentenced to 12 months' jail, Asmil and Muliadi were handed six months' jail each, Zahariman and Azmi were jailed four months each while Hatta received three months jail.

Lai was fined RM5,000 or five months jail.

They were each charged under Section 12 (2) of the Dangerous Drug Act 1952 which provides for a fine of up to RM100,000 or up to five years jail or both on conviction.

Inspector Albert Basiri prosecuted. - Jo Ann Mool

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