Couple claims trial to possessing fake RM100 notes

Muammar Raid and his wife Nadia (second from right) pleaded not guilty to a charge of possessing 53 counterfeit RM100 notes. – Bernamapic

BUKIT MERTAJAM: A businessman and his pregnant wife pleaded not guilty in a Magistrate’s Court here Wednesday (July 6) to a charge of possessing 53 counterfeit RM100 banknotes.

Muammar Raid Abdul Malik, 33, and Nadia Mohamed Hussain, 27, were charged with committing the offence at PMT 30, Mukim 8, Jalan Muthupalaniappan, Sunway Wellesley, Bukit Mertajam, at 11.30pm on June 29.

They were charged under Section 489C of the Penal Code, which provides for imprisonment of up to 10 years if found guilty.

Magistrate Mohd Harith Mohd Mazlan allowed the couple bail of RM6,000 with one surety each and ordered both of them to surrender their passports to the court, as well as to report themselves to the investigating officer every fortnight.

The court set Aug 11 for mention.

Insp Mohamad Syarafuddin Mamat Mokhtar prosecuted. – Bernama

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