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Three face death for trafficking in 256.5kg of syabu

PETALING JAYA, Sept 13 — Three people, including a beautician from Sarawak, are facing the gallows after they were charged for trafficking in drugs today. Beautician Patricia Everlyn George, 25, unemployed Ho Choo Seng, 45, and masseur Faridah Syafini Saleh, 32, are accused of trafficking in 256.5k...

13/09/2013 | MALAY MAIL

12 years jail, whipping for Indonesian with cannabis

SHAH ALAM, Sept 2 — An Indonesian man was sentenced to 12 years jail and 22 strokes of the whip by the High Court here today after he pleaded guilty to two alternative charges of possessing 5.397 kilogrammes of cannabis in November last year. Judge Datuk Ahmadi Asnawi ordered the accused, Muhamma...

02/09/2013 | MALAY MAIL

Heroin found in abandoned, bullet-riddled car in Bayan Baru

GEORGE TOWN, Aug 31 — The police stumbled on two packages of heroin found in a bullet-riddled car which was abandoned in Lebuh Mahsuri, Bayan Baru here today. The drug was found hidden under the driver`s seat of the Proton Persona about 8.50am. The vehicle, whose rear tyres were punctured, was dam...

31/08/2013 | MALAY MAIL

Suriname president`s son arrested on US drug smuggling charges

An indictment against Dino Bouterse filed in a federal court in the Southern District of New York, alleges the 40-year-old imported more than five kilograms of cocaine into the United States between December 2011 and August 2013. Bouterse was arrested at Panama`s Tocumen International Airport on Th...

31/08/2013 | MALAY MAIL

Home ministry plans to set up central agency to tackle drug cases

The Home Ministry plans to set up a centralised agency that would handle matters concerning drug addiction and trafficking and implement follow-up action. Its minister, Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the agency would involve collaboration with the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM), Royal Malays...

04/06/2013 | MALAY MAIL

`Help offenders through drugs court`

A DRUG rehabilitation organisation has proposed a `narcotics court` to handle cases with the aim of rehabilitating offenders instead of hanging them. The president of Pengasih Malaysia, Datuk Mohd Yunus Pathi, made the suggestion when commenting on a proposal from Minister in the Prime Minister`s...

26/10/2012 | MALAY MAIL

Consider consequences of abolishing death penalty, says top cop

A SENIOR Bukit Aman narcotics officer asked whether authorities have considered the consequences of deferring the death sentence. Requesting anonymity, the officer said while it was only fair to defer the sentences of those on death row under the Dangerous Drugs Act (DDA) 1952 until a review on S...

26/10/2012 | MALAY MAIL

Get the kingpins

THE recently-announced moratorium on the mandatory death penalty for drug pushers [2] puts Malaysia in the right direction in improving its human rights record but at the same time begs the question if there are more effective alternatives in the war against drugs, as those who are caught are mainly...

26/10/2012 | MALAY MAIL

Non-Muslim groups all for abolishing capital punishment

RELIGIOUS groups have supported the government initiative to defer death sentences for those caught under the Dangerous Drugs Act (DDA) 1952 until a review is complete [2]. The groups have rendered support for the abolition of the death penalty in its entirety. Council of Churches Malaysia se...

26/10/2012 | MALAY MAIL

Major drug smuggling ring busted

A 32-YEAR-OLD Nigerian, believed to be the mastermind of a drug smuggling ring and the owner of a luxury hotel in his country, was detained, last Saturday. Enjoying a lavish lifestyle from ill-gotten earnings, the suspect was detained with his girlfriend from a bungalow in Lukut, Negeri Sembilan,...

04/09/2012 | MALAY MAIL

Eight held after ad agency break-in

POLICE have detained eight men believed to be involved in the break-in of an advertising agency in Seri Kembangan last Friday following two raids in Serdang. Selangor CID chief Mohd Adnan Abdullah (pic) said the suspects, aged 26 to 52, were nabbed at two houses in Jalan Desa Serdang and Seri Kem...

30/08/2012 | MALAY MAIL

Miros stand slammed

THE Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (Miros) director-general Professor Dr Wong Shaw Voon has surprisingly declared that bus drivers on drugs are not part of their high priority study. In an immediate response yesterday, former Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan slammed Mi...

24/08/2012 | MALAY MAIL

African drug traffickers busted

TWO Africans were arrested last week for drug trafficking activities in Subang Jaya for the past few months. Police seized 520gm of heroin, 860gm of syabu and 400gm of amphetamine, carrying a street value of RM166,000, from the duo. The suspects, a 37-year-old Nigerian and a 23-year-old South...

10/07/2012 | MALAY MAIL