Drug trafficker gets five years’ jail, five strokes of cane

Fadley Faisal

The Magistrate’s Court yesterday sentenced a 34-year-old local man Aeron Tay Wei Chung to a jail term and whippings for charges under the Misuse of Drugs Act, Chapter 27.

Aeron was sentenced to five years’ jail and five strokes of the cane for four charges under Section 3(A) Misuse of Drugs Act, Chapter 27, for the possession of class A controlled drug, Cannabis and Cannabis mixture with purpose of trafficking.

He was also charged for his second offence under Section 6(b) Misuse of Drugs Act, Chapter 27 for the consumption of controlled drugs where he was sentenced with a BND1,500 fine, or three months’ imprisonment. The Court ordered the sentences to run concurrently.

The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) reminded the public that drug offences are serious crimes and any involvement in any form of drug activities may carry capital punishment under the MDA, Chapter 27.

Drug trafficking as a means to generate an income is not a solution to financial problems and it will destroy one’s future. Drug abuse activities would give a negative impact to health, family life and the stability of the country, the NCB said.

The NCB expressed gratitude to all who cooperated and supported the NCB in eradicating drug activities in the country.

To provide information in relation to drug abuse activities contact the NCB at 2448877 (office hours), hotline 8777444 (after working hours) or email to [email protected]

The seized drugs. PHOTO: NCB