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Drugs: Jobless Filipino denies
Published on: Tuesday, May 21, 2024
By: Jo Ann Mool
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Drugs: Jobless Filipino denies
The charge under Section 39B(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 carries a punishment of either the death penalty or life in prison and whipping with a minimum of 15 strokes.
Kota Kinabalu: A 27-year-old unemployed Filipino claimed trial in the High Court here to trafficking 659.2gm of syabu.

Paperless Azwan Abdullah, who was brought before Judicial Commissioner Maslinda @ Linda Mohd Ainal, pleaded not guilty to committing the offence on June 27, 2023, at 10.30am, at the reception counter of J&T Express CDC Kepayan, Jalan Lintas Kepayan, here.

The charge under Section 39B(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 carries a punishment of either the death penalty or life in prison and whipping with a minimum of 15 strokes.

The court set July 16 for pre-trial case management.

Azwan was ordered to be further remanded as the charges against him have no provision for bail.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Rustam Sanip prosecuted.

Azwan was represented by counsel Shahlan Jufri and Mohd Luqman Syazwan.

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