YAN – Two men were brought to the Magistrate’s Court here today to face a charge of trafficking in 5.4kg of heroin about two weeks ago.
However, no plea was recorded from S.Thaneskumar, 26, and M.Naveen, 32, after the charge was read to them by a court interpreter before Magistrate Adibah Husna Zainal Abidin.
S.Thaneskumar and Naveen were charged with trafficking in the drug at KM83.4 of the North-South Expressway, near Exit 173 Gurun at 9.15 pm last March 12.
They are charged under Section 38B(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act which carries the mandatory death penalty upon conviction.
The court set May 13 for mention and ordered the two accused to appoint a lawyer. – BERNAMA