| Fadley Faisal |
A MALAYSIAN man, Abdul Ghani bin Mohamad, was sentenced to six year’s jail after pleading guilty to two counts of possession of controlled drugs before the High Court yesterday.
Abdul Ghani pleaded guilty to two charges of importing, for the purpose of trafficking, 39.811 grammes of methylamphetamine and 92.1064 grammes of Nimetazepam when he arrived with a friend at the Sungai Tujoh checkpoint from Miri on September 12, 2012.
Narcotics Control Bureau agents conducted a routine inspection and found the pills and crystalline substances.
Justice Dato Paduka Steven Chong took into account the defendant’s clear record, cooperation to the Narcotics Control Bureau but was drawn to consider the large amount of drugs involved.
The defendant’s sentence was also ordered to be backdated to the date of remand.
DPP Suriana Radin appeared for the Public Prosecutor.
The defendant was represented by Defence Counsel Haji Daud Ismail.