Iranian, Thai nationals in court for drug trafficking


  • Nation
  • Friday, 17 Aug 2012

KUALA LUMPUR: A Magistrate court here had to set a new date to charge an Iranian and Thai national with trafficking more than 6kg of drugs, as they could not understand the charges being read to them.

Mojtaba Majidi and Lapat Lveangaroon were accused of trafficking 6.1kg of methamphetamines stored in crates in a room in the Kiaramas Sutera Condominium, on Jalan Desa Kiara, at 3.45pm on Aug 3.

The offences under Section 39B(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 is punishable under Section 39B(2) with the mandatory death sentence upon conviction.

No plea was entered.

Mojtaba's counsel S. Rethinakumar requested the court set an earlier date for next mention, so he could begin representation for his client and get the charges read and understood sooner.

Lapat was unrepresented, while the prosecution was lead by customs DPP Rozanna Abdul Hadi.

Magistrate Erry Shahriman Nor Aripin set Sep 27 for next mention.

Related Stories: Two foreigners held over 1.9kg drugs Police bust Iranian syabu syndicate Ethiopian housewife charged with drug trafficking Two Indian nationals set free on drug trafficking charge Iranian gets 13 years, whipping for drug possession

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