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Man jailed eight years for taking syabu again
Published on: Saturday, March 09, 2024
By: Jo Ann Mool
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Man jailed eight years for taking syabu again
Amin was charged under Section 15(1)(a) of the same Act and punishable under Section 39C(2) of the same Act, which carries a jail term of between seven years and 13 years and whipping not less than three times, on conviction.
Kota Kinabalu: A 49-year-old man who has a conviction record of taking syabu, was sentenced to eight years jail for committing similar offence.

Amin Denin pleaded guilty before Sessions Court Judge Noor Hafizah Mohd Salim to taking syabu and amphetamine at 11.10pm on Dec 2, last year.

The charge against Amin also stated that he had a previous conviction under Section 39C(1) of the Dangerous Drugs Act (DDA) 1952.

Amin was charged under Section 15(1)(a) of the same Act and punishable under Section 39C(2) of the same Act, which carries a jail term of between seven years and 13 years and whipping not less than three times, on conviction.

Earlier, Amin, who was not represented, requested a lenient sentence as he is  serving 16 months for having syabu and applied for the sentence to run concurrently.

Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) Muhammad Azizi Hamil applied for a deterrent sentence as Amin was a habitual offender.

In another case, two Sarawakian brothers were charged at the Magistrate’s Court with having Theophylline.

Unemployed Chin Jin Kim, 23, and runner Chin Jin Yu, 30, were accused of committing the offence at 7.40pm on Sept 26, 2023, in a unit at Block E of Phase 5, Beverly Hills, in Penampang.

No plea was taken from them after the charge under Section 9(1) of the Poisons Act 1952 was read to them.

Meanwhile, Jin Kim pleaded not guilty to having 29.74gm of syabu at the parking area of the same residency area as framed under Section 12(2) of the DDA, while Jin Yu claimed trial to taking syabu, amphetamine, Methylenedioxy-amphetamine (MDA),  3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) and ketamine at 4am on Sept 27, 2023 in Penampang.

The prosecution applied for a new mention date to obtain further instruction from the Deputy Public Prosecutor’s office on whether to consolidate their Poison Act case with their drugs trafficking case at the High Court.

Magistrate Stephanie Sherron Abbie set April 2 for mention and ordered the brother to be remanded further.

The brothers on Wednesday claimed trial at the High Court with trafficking 1,582.82gm of cannabis at the same place and time which was framed under Section 39B(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.

They were represented by counsel Hairul V. Othman and Luke Ressa Balang.

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