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Man, 55, faces death for having ecstasy
Published on: Thursday, January 18, 2018

Kota Kinabalu: A 55-year-old self-employed claimed trial at the High Court here to trafficking 1,387.26gm of Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), or commonly known as ecstasy.

Norain Lamilah pleaded not guilty before Judge Datuk Nurchaya Hj Arshad on Wednesday to committing the offence at Nov 28, 2017 at noon at the Customs Office, Postal Parcel Branch, here.

The charge under Section 39B(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act carries the death penalty on conviction.

The court set April 2- 5 for trial.

Norain was ordered be remanded further as the charge framed against him has no provision for bail.

Customs Deputy Public Prosecutor Nazir Amir Johari prosecuted while Norain was represented by appointed counsel Dato' Seri Rakhbir Singh.

Meanwhile, two men were charged separately in the Magistrate's Court with drug trafficking.

Lee Eng Kian, 43, and Yong Vui Leong, were brought before Magistrate Stephanie Sherron Abbie, Wednesday.

Lee is accused of trafficking 390.15gm of MDMA at 2.45pm on Jan 4 at a unit in Api-Api Apartment, here together with one still at large.

Yong is accused of having 110gm of MDMA at 11am on Jan 4 at a car park in 999 Bar in Kg Air, here.

The offence under Section 39B(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act and punishable under Section 39B(2) of the same Act carries the death sentence, on conviction.

However, no plea was taken from Lee and Yong as their plea would be recorded at the High Court.

Abbie set March 13 for mention pending the chemist's reports and ordered them remanded further as the charge against them has no provision for bail.

Inspector Suzie Kupit appeared for the prosecution while counsel Luke Ressa Balang defended Lee and Yong.- Jo Ann Mool and Cynthia Baga

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