Man facing death sentence for trafficking Ecstasy further remanded

The accused will be further remanded pending the chemist's report.

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By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, July 15: A man charged with trafficking 2,343 grammes of a substance suspected to be Ecstasy (MDMA) worth RM140,580 was ordered by the Magistrate’s Court here to remain under remand pending the chemist’s report.

Magistrate Zaiton Anuar fixed August 23 for mention of the case to hear the chemist’s report of the drugs found.

Chong Cin Fah, 33, was arrested by the Royal Malaysian Customs Department’s narcotics unit at the Kuching Sentral bus terminal when the accused retrieved a parcel which was sent from Miri at one of the bus service counter.

Upon inspection, customs officers discovered 48 packets labelled “Juice Master” which contained a mixture of juice powder and powder suspected to be Ecstasy-MDMC.

The gross weight of the said 48 packets was approximately 2,343 grammes and worth RM140,580.

The raiding team also confiscated cash amounting to RM889 and a Toyota Vios worth RM25,000.

The case is being heard under Section 39B(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, which carries a death sentence or imprisonment for life, and with whipping not less than fifteen strokes, if the accused is not sentenced to death.

The accused was represented by counsel Benedict Khu while Prosecuting Officer Masdi Umar prosecuted. — DayakDaily