By Dorcas Ting
KUCHING, Jan 10: A police officer was charged in the Kuching Magistrates Court for trafficking 5.6kg of ganja in January this year.
No plea was recorded from the 30-year-old accused pending the chemist report on the suspected drugs found.
The 30-year-old accused, lower rank of police officer, was charged with trafficking a gross weight of 5.6kg of substance believed to be cannabis at the arrival hall of Kuching International Airport, at about 10.10pm on January 2, 2023.
He was charged under Section 39B(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, which carries a death sentence or imprisonment for life and whipping of not less than 15 strokes, upon conviction.
Magistrate Syarifah Fatimah Azura Wan Ali fixed February 8 for further mention of the case for the prosecution to tender the chemist report.
The accused will be further remanded in Puncak Borneo prison.
According to the brief facts of the case, the accused arrived at Kuching International Airport from Kuala Lumpur and was carrying luggage and a backpack. He was stopped by Royal Malaysian Customs Department officers after passing through a screening machine.
Upon checking, it was found that the accused was carrying 20 bottles suspected to contain a mixture of juice and cannabis.
Prosecuting Officer from Customs Department, James Ho prosecuted while the accused was unrepresented by counsel. — DayakDaily