Trader denies possessing firearms


  • Nation
  • Saturday, 04 Oct 2003

PENANG: A businessman claimed trial in a Sessions court yesterday to two counts of firearms possession. 

Ting Ah Beng, 33, of Lintang Delima 4, Island Glades, was charged with possessing two Smith & Wesson revolvers, a CZ75 Compact Cal.9 Luger pistol, another Browning Patern Depose pistol and a Sphinx pistol. 

Ting being led away after he was charged with possession of drugs and firearms.

He was alleged to have committed the offence at a house in Lintang Delima, Island Glades at 7.30pm on Sept 23.Ting also faces another charge of possessing a total of 381 rounds of ammunition of different makes at the same place that day. 

Judge Rosilah Yop fixed the cases for mention on Dec 4 pending the ballistic reports. 

In a magistrate’s court, Ting, represented by Ranjit Singh Dhillon, was alleged to have trafficked in 1,518gm of heroin at the same house that day. 

He was charged with committing the offence punishable under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act.Ting also faces another charge of possessing 154gm of cannabis. 

Magistrate Sharizat Ismail fixed both cases for mention on Dec 4 pending the chemist reports. 

Prosecuting officers Chief Insp Low Kam Fatt and Chief Insp D. Ravi appeared for the prosecution in both courts.  

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