Duo charged with trafficking 28kg of drugs
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.