Unemployed youth fined RM3,000 for drug abuse

The court complex in Kuching.

By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, Feb 26: A 24-year-old jobless man was fined RM3,000 in default 12 months’ jail by the Magistrate’s Court here yesterday for using dangerous drugs.

Magistrate Faelly Jeffrey Lanjungan meted out the sentence after Muhammad Ariff Husaini Jobli from Sri Aman pleaded guilty to the charge of taking amphetamine and methamphetamine at the Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department Kuching on May 11, 2018, at about 2.10pm.

The initial drug test by the police showed his urine sample to be positive for methamphetamine, and a urine sample analysis by the Sarawak General Hospital’s Pathology Department found that it contained amphetamine too.

Muhammad Ariff was charged under Section 15(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act, which provides for a maximum fine of RM5,000 or an imprisonment term of up to two years.

Investigating officer Inspector Merylene Linda Andrew Mang prosecuted, while the accused was not represented. — DayakDaily