Couple charged with possession of fake currency


Off to court: Muammar Raid and Nadia being led to the Bukit Mertajam Magistrate’s Court. — Bernama

BUKIT MERTAJAM: A businessman and his pregnant wife pleaded not guilty in the Magistrate’s Court here to a charge with possession of 53 counterfeit RM100 banknotes.

Muammar Raid Abdul Malik, 33, and Nadia Mohamed Hussain @ Brian Michael Lewis, 27, were charged with committing the offence at PMT30, Mukim 8, Jalan Muthupalaniappan, Sunway Wellesley, Bukit Mertajam at 11.30pm last June 29.

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

Magistrate Mohd Harith Mohd Mazlan granted the couple a bail of RM6,000 with one surety each. Both were required 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, Bernama reported.

Prosecuting officer Inspector Mohamad Syarafuddin Mamat Mokhtar prosecuted.

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