Local man and two Vietnamese women fined RM13,100 each for drugs hidden in juice, Milo packaging

The court complex in Kuching.

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By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, June 7: An attempt by a local man and two Vietnamese women to hide dangerous drugs in juice and 3-in-1 Milo packaging failed to fool the police and they were sentenced to a total fine of RM13,100 each for drug possession.

Chai Ming Tung, Nguyen Thi My Linh and Pham Thi Cam Tran pleaded guilty to all three charges framed under Section 12(2) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.

Magistrate Syarifah Fatimah Azura Wan Ali accepted their guilty pleas and sentenced them to a fine of RM3,100 or in default to 5 months’ imprisonment for the first charge, a fine of RM 4,000 or in default to 5 months’ imprisonment for the second charge, and a fine of RM6,000 or in default to 6 months’ imprisonment each for the third charge.

The accused were charged with possessing 0.11 grammes of methamphetamine, 1.9 grammes of methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) and 16.2 grammes of ketamine, at an apartment unit in Kuching at about 3.10pm on April 4, 2022.

They were charged under Section 12(2) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 and punishable under Section 12(3) of the same Act and read together with Section 34 of the Penal Code.

According to the brief facts of the case, the police raiding team discovered eight plastic sachets with the wording “Juice World Papaya Milk”, and three plastic sachets with the wording “Juice Master” and a sachet of Milo 3-in-1.

After an analysis by the Chemistry Department, it was confirmed that the substance in the sachets were 0.11 grammes of methamphetamine, 1.9 grammes of MDMA and 16.2 grammes of ketamine.

Prosecuting Officer Inspector Mohd Adzmei Ahmad prosecuted while all three accused were represented by counsel Lim Lian Kee. — DayakDaily