JITRA, Aug 23 – A 22-year-old youth was charged in the magistrate’s court here today with trafficking in 198.45kg of cannabis. However, no plea was recorded from Muhammad Hariz Abdul Malek, as the case is under the jurisdiction of the high court.
The accused allegedly committed the offence at the Immigration, Customs, Quarantine and Security Complex in Bukit Kayu Hitam at 8.40 am on Aug 9, 2017. He faces the death sentence if found guilty, under Section 39B(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, punishable under Section 39B(2) of the same Act. The court has set Oct 23 for remention.