Jail, cane for repeatedly taking syabu
Published on: Wednesday, January 13, 2021
By: Cynthia D Baga
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Kota Kinabalu: A 37-year-old fisherman was sentenced to seven years and six months’ jail and three strokes of the cane for repeatedly taking syabu.

Sessions Court Judge Elsie Primus meted out the sentence to Shahmunirddy Sagaa who admitted to the charge against him.

Shahmuniddy was found taking again the drug at 8.10am on July 10, 2020 after his urine tested positive for drug at the Kudat police station.

The offence under Section 15(1) of the Dangerous Drugs Act and punishable under Section 39C(2)(b) of the same Act.

During mitigation, Shahmuniddy who was not represented, informed the court that he has six siblings and elderly parents.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Mas Izzaty Lokman urged the court to impose a deterrent sentence on the grounds that Shahmuniddy had repeatedly taken syabu.

The court heard that Shahmuniddy was detained by the police when he went berserk.

On the following day, his urine was checked using a drug stripe and that it tested positive.

Investigation revealed that, Shahmuniddy has several previous convictions for taking the drug.

After completing his jail sentence, the court ordered Shahmuniddy to be placed under police supervision for three years. 


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