Three friends face death sentence for drug trafficking

Bernama

GURUN: Three friends were charged in the Magistrate’s Court here today with trafficking in 83.58gm of heroin.

However, no plea was recorded from Yap Siang Tatt, 40, Zulhaidy Hashim, 38, and Mohamad Hasnizam

Mustapa, 37, after the charge was read out to them before Magistrate Nurul Rasyidah Mohd Akit.

The three men were jointly charged with trafficking in the drug at Jalan Gurun-Jeniang, near the Modenas Factory here at 11.20pm last July 31.

There were charged under Section 39B (1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act, read together with Section 34 of the Penal Code and faced the death sentence, if found guilty.

The court set Oct 24 for mention pending a chemist report.

The prosecution was conducted by deputy public prosecutor Mohamad Azlan Basri, while Mohamad Hasnizam, who is a mechanic, was represented by lawyer Shanmugam Ganesan.

Yap and Zulhaidy were unrepresented. - Bernama © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd