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Couple Charged With Trafficking In 99kg Of Drug

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KANGAR – A married couple was charged in the Magistrate’s Court here today with trafficking in 99 kilogrammes of cannabis into the country.

Shahareeil Said, 35, and wife, Siti Hajar Abdullah, 25, were charged with committing the offence at the Import Lane of the Wang Kelian Immigration post, Padang Besar here on Dec 27 last year.

The charge, under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, carries the mandatory death sentence upon conviction.

Shahareeil and Siti Hajar nodded their head after the charge was read to them before Magistrate Mohd Izmi Ibrahim.

However, no plea was recorded.

Mohd Izmi then set March 21 for mention pending a chemist report.

The prosecution was conducted by deputy public prosecutor Badius Zaman Ahmad. – BERNAMA

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