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9 foreigners face drug rap

CHARGED: 8 Iranians and Uzbek accused of trafficking in methamphetamine KUALA LUMPUR: EIGHT Iranian men and a woman from Uzbekistan, believed to be tourists and students here, were charged with separate cases of drug trafficking in a courtroom packed with their family and friends yesterday. In th...

24/08/2012 | NEWS STRAITS TIMES/SUNDAY TIMES

`Afraid to tell cops for fear of reprisal`

KUALA LUMPUR: Police must protect the safety and identity of informants if they want the public to play a role in combating crime. Malaysia Crime Prevention Foundation vice-president Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye said many people were unwilling to cooperate with the authorities for fear of reprisal. On the...

18/08/2012 | NEWS STRAITS TIMES/SUNDAY TIMES

Ethiopian woman faces drug rap

SEPANG: An Ethiopian housewife, who is also a Canadian permanent resident, was charged in the magistrate`s court for trafficking 90kg of a drug identified as `cathinone`. No plea was recorded from Muna Muhammad Ibraheem, 36, as the charge that carried the death penalty came within the jurisdiction...

11/08/2012 | NEWS STRAITS TIMES/SUNDAY TIMES

Woman caught with drugs in underwear

KUALA LUMPUR: A woman from Guinea, Africa, was arrested at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport with syabu worth RM270,000 found in her underwear and a secret compartment of her luggage on Monday. Federal narcotics director Datuk Noor Rashid Ibrahim said the 30-year-old woman was picked out for i...

02/08/2012 | NEWS STRAITS TIMES/SUNDAY TIMES

Accused in drug case dies in court

A 28-year-old man accused of drug possession collapsed and died in the magistrate’s court here yesterday today after the charge was read out to him. Fazlie Khamis, who was seated by the dock, fell onto his knees and then collapsed onto the floor at about 3pm in magistrate`s court one at the Melaka...

31/07/2012 | NEWS STRAITS TIMES/SUNDAY TIMES

Court upholds death penalty of 2 traffickers

PUTRAJAYA: The Federal Court has confirmed the conviction and death sentence meted out to an Indian national for trafficking in 20.6kg of ketamine four years ago. A five-man bench, led by Tan Sri Richard Malanjum, said it was safe to sustain the conviction of the lower courts despite uncertainty wh...

31/07/2012 | NEWS STRAITS TIMES/SUNDAY TIMES

ATHLETICS_Stripped of the gold

MALAYSIA’S 4x400m Sea Games championshavebeenorderedto return their gold medals to the Sea Games Federation (SGF). The SGF made the decision following its council meeting last weekend. Weightlifter Firdaus Razak, who won the bronze in the 105kg event, also faces the same fate. SGF will report to...

17/07/2012 | NEWS STRAITS TIMES/SUNDAY TIMES

End of the road for six car thieves

JOHOR BARU: FOUR stolen vehicles were recovered during a series of raids conducted by police at Taman Molek and Taman Johor Jaya in Seri Alam, here, recently. Johor deputy police chief Datuk Ismail Yatim said detectives under a special task force from the Seri Alam district headquarters stormed the...

05/07/2012 | NEWS STRAITS TIMES/SUNDAY TIMES

Heart patient to hang for drugs

ALOR STAR: A Thai woman was sentenced to death by the High Court yesterday for trafficking in 18.63kg of cannabis two years ago. Judicial commissioner Mohd Zaki Abdul Wahab convicted Natcha Babkaew, 32, after the defence failed to cast reasonable doubt over the prosecution`s case. Natcha, who was...

05/07/2012 | NEWS STRAITS TIMES/SUNDAY TIMES

Drama in court after 4 men get death sentence

KUALA LUMPUR: Crying family members and friends of four men, sentenced to death for trafficking in more than 22kg of cannabis, rushed to hug them at the High Court yesterday. An 8-year-old daughter of one of them was seen hugging her mother and wept uncontrollably while one of the accused, a studen...

28/06/2012 | NEWS STRAITS TIMES/SUNDAY TIMES

Saiful Apek freed of drug abuse charge

In an immediate reaction, the celebrity, whose real name is Mohd Saifulazam Mohamed Yusoff, said he had faith in the judiciary and thanked his fans for their support. Saiful, 43, was charged in November last year, with three of his friends, for committing the offence at the Subang Jaya district pol...

26/06/2012 | NEWS STRAITS TIMES/SUNDAY TIMES

Drugs worth RM18m found

JOHOR BARU: Police found syabu and Erimin worth RM18 million from the laboratory that was partially destroyed in a fire at the Pekan Nenas New Industrial Estate on Monday. Investigations also revealed that a major drug syndicate, with foreign links, was using the frozen food factory as a front for...

14/06/2012 | NEWS STRAITS TIMES/SUNDAY TIMES

Iranian gets death

SHAH ALAM: An Iranian was sentenced to death by the High Court yesterday for trafficking in drugs. Judge Noor Azian Shaari sentenced Abbas Shirazi, 23, a factory worker, after finding him guilty of trafficking in 312.2g of methamphetamine at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport on June 15, 2010....

14/06/2012 | NEWS STRAITS TIMES/SUNDAY TIMES

Teenager nabbed for processing eramine

KUALA LUMPUR: A teenager who possessed Eramine 5 pills was nabbed at a traffic roadblock last night when his attempt to throw away the drugs 100-metre before the roadblock, caught the attention of the police. Kuala Lumpur Traffic Special Enforcement Unit chief ASP Azmi Wahid said the teenager, who...

14/06/2012 | NEWS STRAITS TIMES/SUNDAY TIMES

Anwar`s nephew on drug rap

BUKIT MERTAJAM: A personal aide of a Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) state executive councillor was yesterday charged in the magistrate`s court with taking drugs. Aidi Rafizul Idrus, who works for state Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry, Rural Development and Flood Mitigation Committee chairman Law C...

06/06/2012 | NEWS STRAITS TIMES/SUNDAY TIMES