High Court acquits uni student of drug trafficking charge carrying mandatory death sentence

Aziemah (second right) is seen with her parents and assigned counsel Satinder Singh (second left) at the Kuching court complex.

By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, Oct 6: A final year university student escaped the gallows after the High Court here discharged and acquitted her of a charge of trafficking 3,155 grams of cannabis.

High Court Judge Azhahari Kamal Raml found that the prosecution failed to prove a prima facie case against the accused and therefore discharged and acquitted Aziemah Mohamad Fuzzie without her having to enter her defence after hearing the prosecution’s case and 14 witnesses.


The Court found that there were serious material discrepancies that remained unexplained by the prosecution and the said discrepancies as highlighted by the defence counsel were unanswered.

Aziemah, 22, was charged under Paragraph 39B(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 and punishable under subsection 39B(2) of the same Act which carries a death sentence upon conviction.

She was charged with trafficking 3,155 grammes of cannabis at Lot 8225(SL 39), University Garden, Samarahan Expressway, at about 2.20pm on March 19, 2018, by a team of customs officers.

The drugs were found in a parcel sent from the Poslaju office at MBE K Avenue Shopping Mall in Kuala Lumpur to Kuching.

The prosecution was represented by DPP Shahrina Noor Azam while the accused was represented by assigned counsels Satinder Singh Sandhu, M Izayyeem Azim and Lim Vui Seng. — DayakDaily