Two men fined RM80,000 each for possessing controlled items at Malaysia-Indonesia border

The court complex in Kuching.

By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, Aug 22: An Indonesian and a Malaysian were sentenced to a fine of RM 80,000 for possessing controlled items at the Malaysia-Indonesia Border.

Maslan Suhaili, 42, and Danny Delet, 29, pleaded guilty to the charge framed.

Sessions Court Judge Mohd Taufik Mohd Yusoff sentenced each of the accused to a fine of RM80,000 or in default to five months’ imprisonment.

They were found to be in possession of controlled items — 500kg of sugar, 85kg cooking oil, 280kg of wheat flour — in a van and a lorry, in such circumstances as to raise reasonable suspicion of an offence against subregulation 3(1) of the Control of Supplies Regulations 1974, at about 11.45am on October 24, 2018, at Serikin, near the Malaysia-Indonesia border.

They were charged under Section 21 of the Control of Supplies Act 1961 which is punishable under subsection 22(1) of the same Act and read together with Section 34 of the Penal Code, which carries a fine not exceeding RM1,000,000 or an imprisonment not exceeding three years or both, upon conviction. The two vehicles were confiscated under Section 26 of the Control of Supplies Act 1961.

DPP Anas Basari prosecuted while the accused were unrepresented. — DayakDaily