Jobless man acquitted of meth possession

The court complex in Kuching.

By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, Oct 3: The Sessions Court here discharged and acquitted an unemployed man who was charged with two counts of drugs possession.

Shukri Salleh, 30, had been charged with two counts of possession of Methamphetamine, but the Sessions Court Judge Mohd Taufik Mohd Yusoff ruled that the prosecution failed to prove a prima facie case against the accused.

The prosecution had called in six witnesses.

For the first and second amended charges, he was found to have possessed 31.41grams of Methamphetamine and 0.37grams of Methamphetamine respectively in a flat unit at Ban Hock Road, at about 11.30 pm on March 11, 2018.

The police raided the residence on the above date and found drugs as per the second charge on the accused’s hand and in a shirt hanging in the bedroom wardrobe as per the first charge.

For the first amended charge, he was charged under Section 12(2) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 and punishable under Section 39A(2) of the same Act.

He was charged under Section 12(2) of the Dangerous Drugs Act and punishable under Section 12(3) of the same Act.

DPP Danial Ilham Kamaruddin prosecuted while the accused was represented by Counsel Osman Ibrahim. — DayakDaily