JASIN (Bernama) – Three men, including an Indian national, were charged in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday with trafficking 38.98kg of methamphetamine last month.
However, no plea was recorded when the charges against N Sivam, 40, K Kalitasan, 29, and Indian national Antony Arockiya Raj Selvaraj, 31, were read before Magistrate Zaridah Y Abdul Jaapar.
Sivam, a lorry driver, Kalitasan, a taxi driver and Anton Arockiya, a farm worker, were charged with jointly committing the offence at a house addressed 2933, JA 5796, Jalan Bukit Tinggi, Simpang Kerayong, Kampung Bukit Tinggi, here, at 2pm on Dec 22 last year.
They were charged according to Section 39B (1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 which was read together with Section 34 of the Penal Code, which carries the death sentence upon conviction.
The accused were unrepresented and prosecution was carried out by prosecuting officer Insp Muhammad Firdaus Ab Aziz.