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Syabu: Woman gets 7 years
Published on: Thursday, September 29, 2022
By: Cynthia D Baga
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She was found taking the drug on Aug 10 this year after her urine was tested positive for drug at the police station here.
She was found taking the drug on Aug 10 this year after her urine was tested positive for drug at the police station here.
Kota Kinabalu: A 34-year-old woman who took syabu for the sixth time was jailed seven years.

Surfaiza Usman pleaded guilty before Sessions Court Judge Noor Hafizah Mohd Salim, to the charge against her on Wednesday.

She was found taking the drug on Aug 10 this year after her urine was tested positive for drug at the police station here.

Surfaiza has five previous convictions.

The offence under Section 39C (1) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 provides for a jail term of between five and seven years, and whipping, on conviction.

The court ordered Surfaiza to serve the jail sentence from the date of her arrest and to be placed under police supervision for two years after completing her jail sentence.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Dacia Jane Romanus appeared for the prosecution while Surfaiza was not represented.

In another court, three men and a woman were sentenced to four month’s jail each for entering the State illegally.

Rahman Nordin, Mamat Rapan, Binasil Isirni and Mila Ajul, admitted separately before Sessions Court Judge Azreena Aziz, to the charge against them.

The four were arrested separately in August and September this year after failing to produce their identification documents to the police at the city area.

The court ordered the illegal immigrants to serve the jail sentence from the date of their arrest. 

After serving their jail sentence, the illegal immigrants were ordered referred to the Immigration Department for their biometric data to be recorded before deportation to their respective hometowns. 

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