Leader, runner charged with drug trafficking

Off to the lockup: Genesan (in white T-shirt) and Pirapagaran leaving the Magistrate’s Court after being charged. — Bernama

IPOH: A drug syndicate leader and his henchman were charged in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday with trafficking drugs last week.

S. Genesan, 39, who is an amputee, and R.R. Pirapagaran, 39, were jointly charged with trafficking heroin weighing 21,069gm at a house in Jalan Jelapang Bayu 6, Puncak Jelapang at about 9pm on May 16.

Both were charged under Sections 39B(1)(a) and 39(B)(2) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952. If convicted, they face a death sentence or life imprisonment with a minimum of 15 lashes.

Deputy public prosecutor Nor Syahirah Azahar appeared for the prosecution while Genesan was represented by Dayang Nor Emilia Azman Shah, and Pirapagaran was unrepresented.

Magistrate Jesseca Daimis set July 26 for next mention pending submission of the chemical report. — Bernama

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