Suspected human organ trafficker slapped with CBT charges

The accused will be further detained in prison until the next mention date.

By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, Aug 27: The Sessions Court here fixed September 3 to deliver judgement on a man charged with three criminal breach of trust (CBT) charges.

Shaifullizan Abdul Mutalib, 48, was initially held under remand for allegedly trafficking in human organs.

However, after an investigation by the police, it was found that he was not involved in any of the human organ trafficking activities as alleged, but in fact, was involved in CBT.

He pleaded guilty to all three charges involving CBT at the Sessions Court here today.

No bail was granted as the offences he committed were unbailable offences. He will be further detained in prison until the next mention date.

Sessions Court Judge Marutin Pagan, who stood in for Judge Steve Ritikos, fixed September 3 for further mention date of the case before Ritikos.

In today’s charges against him, he allegedly made false payment vouchers amounting to RM 249,101.25 between April 4, 2012 to November 16, 2012, while he was working as an assistant accountant at Sarawak Insolvency Department.

He was charged under Section 409 of the Penal Code, which carries imprisonment term between 2 years and 20 years and with whipping and liable to fine, upon conviction.—DayakDaily