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By Dorcas Ting
KUCHING, May 27: A stall owner who was caught selling sex stimulants and unapproved health-related products was today fined RM3,500 in default three months’ imprisonment after she pleaded guilty in the Sessions Court to two charges.
Sessions Court Judge Dayang Ellyn Narisa Abang Ahmad fined Evangeline N Albert RM500 in default one month’s imprisonment for the first charge and RM3,000 in default 2 months’ imprisonment for the second charge.
For the first charge, she was found selling sex stimulants on Oct 10 last year at Stutong market. The charge was framed under Section 13(a) of the Poisons Act 1952, which carries a maximum fine of RM3,000 or one year imprisonment.
For the second charge, she was found selling health-related products that were not registered with the Health Ministry. The charge was framed under Regulation 7(1)(a) of the Control of Drugs and Cosmetics Regulations 1984, which carries a maximum fine of RM25,000 or 3 years imprisonment.
In her mitigation, Evangeline argued that the products she was selling had stickers stating they were approved by the Health Ministry, but the court was told the labels were not genuine. — DayakDaily