PASIR MAS: A handyman was charged in the Sessions Court, on Sunday with the smuggling of four foreign migrants on Dec 12, this year.
However, no plea was recorded from the accused, 37-year-old Radzi Halim when the charge was read to him by senior court registrar Mas Rashid Mustafa.
The accused, from Kok Lanas, Kota Baru is accused of smuggling into the country, four suspected Myanmar nationals.
The offence was allegedly committed at 7.30pm on Dec 12 at a roadblock mounted by the Malaysia Border Control Agency (Aksem) at Simpang Empat Salam, Rantau Panjang, here.
The charge under Section 26A of the Anti-Trafficking in Persons and Anti-Smuggling of Migrants Act 2007 carries a jail term of up to 15 years or a fine, or both.
Deputy public prosecutor Wong Siew Ming appeared for the prosecution while the accused was not represented by counsel.
The court fixed Dec 26 for case mention. -Bernama