Three on drug trafficking charges


Life on the line: (From left) Shah Rukh Khan, Kavintheran, and Ong shielding their faces as they leave the magistrate’s court.

GEORGE TOWN: A 42-year-old car salesman has been charged at the magistrate’s court here with trafficking in dangerous drugs weighing more than 15kg.

Ong Swee An is facing three charges under Section 39B(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 and punishable under Section 39B(2) of the same Act which carries the mandatory death sentence upon conviction.

He was charged with trafficking in 7.3kg of methamphetamine; 4.08kg of amphetamine and 4.35kg of nimetazepam .

The offences were allegedly committed at a condominium car park in Gelugor, Penang, at about 2pm on Jan 5.

No plea was recorded and no bail was offered.

Lawyer W.C. Chiang represented the accused while DPP Nurul Fatin Hussin prosecuted.

Magistrate Mohamad Amin Shahul Hamid fixed April 3 for mention pending the chemist’s report.

In the same court, A. Kavintheran, 24, and Shah Rukh Khan Sahul Hamid, 22, were jointly charged with trafficking in 3.64kg of heroin in front of a coffee shop in Jalan Paya Terubong, Air Itam, at about 2pm on Jan 6.

The offence carries the mandatory death sentence upon conviction.

No plea was recorded and no bail was offered.

Magistrate Mohamad Amin Shahul Hamid fixed April 3 for mention and DPP Nurul Fatin Hussin prosecuted.

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