Selangor Journal

Labourer charged with trafficking Perlis’ largest meth haul

KANGAR, Jan 23 — A labourer was charged at the Magistrate’s Court today with trafficking 528 kg of methamphetamine two weeks ago.

No plea was recorded from Mohd Fazli Aziz, 35, who merely nodded when the charge was read out before Magistrate Nurshahida Abdul Rahim.

He was accused of trafficking the drugs at the Mata Ayer Perlis Utara Forest Reserve in Padang Besar at 4am on January 10.

The charge was framed under Section 39(B)(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, which is punishable by the death sentence or life imprisonment with not less than 12 strokes of the cane upon conviction.

The court set March 22 for case mention, pending the chemist’s report.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Tengku Ruqayyah Tengku Shahrom appeared for the prosecution while the accused was unrepresented.

Last Monday (January 15), the media reported that police had seized 528 kg of methamphetamine, estimated at RM19 million, in a forest reserve in Padang Besar on January 10, highlighting it as the largest drug haul to date in Perlis.

Bukit Aman Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department director Datuk Seri Mohd Kamarudin Md Din said the interrogation of a 35-year-old man arrested on the same day led to the seizure.

— Bernama

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