Man who escaped death sentence once before caught again for trafficking drugs

The accused (middle) is escorted by police officers after the court proceedings.

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By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, Aug 26: An unemployed man who escaped the gallows on the charge of trafficking syabu, or methamphetamine, was found trafficking syabu again.

Zaki Haziq Bahiron, 23, was discharged not amounting to acquittal (DNAA) by the High Court on April 23, 2019 after the doctor from Hospital Kota Sentosa certified that the accused had a moderate intellectual disability.


Today, he was charged under Section 39B(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 for allegedly trafficking 6,372 grammes of substance suspected to be Syabu, inside a car that was part at the road side of Jalan Hup Kee, at about 1.30pm on Aug 15, 2021.

He was charged under Section 39B(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 and read together with Section 39B(2) of the same Act, which carries a death sentence or imprisonment for life and with whipping.

Magistrate Syarifah Fatimah Azura Wan Ali fixed September 27 for the mention of the case for the prosecution to tender the chemist’s report of the substance found.

Prosecuting Officer Inspector Mohd Adzmei Ahmad prosecuted while counsel Osman Ibrahim and Roger Chin represented the accused. — DayakDaily