Duo charged with traf­fick­ing 28kg of drugs

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KAN­GAR: Two men, in­clud­ing a Thai na­tional, are star­ing at a manda­tory death penalty if found guilty of traf­fick­ing 28kg of metham­phetamine worth RM1.9 mil­lion at the Padang Be­sar Im­mi­gra­tion, Cus­toms and Quar­an­tine (ICQ) Com­plex ear­lier this month.

The ac­cused, Jamil Ab­dul Ghani and Kitti Sem­ruk, both 55, were charged un­der Sec­tion 39B(1)(a) of the Dan­ger­ous Drugs Act 1952, which car­ries a manda­tory death penalty upon con­vic­tion, at the mag­is­trate’s court here yes­ter­day.

How­ever, no plea was recorded from them when the charged was read be­fore mag­is­trate Mohd Azhar Hamzah.

They are charged with com­mit­ting the of­fence at the Padang Be­sar ICQ Com­plex about 2pm on May 3.

Deputy pub­lic pros­e­cu­tor Mohd Farhan Aliff Ah­mad pros­e­cuted.

Kitti was rep­re­sented by lawyer S. Rethi­nakuma, while Jamil was not rep­re­sented.

The court fixed Aug 7 for men­tion pend­ing a lab re­port.

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