Chinese national acquitted of drug possession charges

The accused with her counsels, Steven (right) and Jerald.
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By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, July 11: The Magistrate’s Court here discharged and acquitted a Chinese national of all six charges of possession of dangerous drugs.

Magistrate Zubaidah Sharkawi ruled that the prosecution failed to prove a prima facie case.

Yuan Xi, 34, was charged with six charges; possessing 0.04g of Nimetazipam, 8.2g of Ketamine, 6.7g of cannabis, 28.3g of 3,4 Methylenedioxymethamphetamine, 10.4g of ketamine and 0.2g of methamphetamine respectively at about 7.30pm on April 17, 2018, at a KTV and lounge located at Premier 101.

She was charged under Section 12(2), Section 6 of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 which is punishable under Section 39A(1), Section 12(3) and Section 6 of the same Act.

The prosecution called six witnesses.

According to the background facts, the accused was arrested outside the building but the drugs seized by the police was found inside the locker of a store room which is commonly shared by workers of the said KTV and lounge.

However, only the accused was arrested and the other workers were not charged nor called to give evidence.

Officer Rogayah Rosli prosecuted the case while the accused was represented by counsels Steven Beti and Jerald Donald. — DayakDaily