Unemployed man charged with trafficking over 10kg of drugs in Ayer Keroh

MELAKA: An unemployed man has been charged at the Ayer Keroh Magistrate's Court here with trafficking more than 10kg of methamphetamine.

Lee Chi Wan, 27, was accused of trafficking in 10,392.2g of the drug at the car park of the Melaka contingent police headquarters in Ayer Keroh at about 3.45pm on Nov 18.

He was charged under Section 39B(1)(A) of the Dangerous Drugs Act, which is punishable by the death sentence or life sentence and not fewer than 12 strokes of the cane.

Magistrate Khairunnisak Hassni set Jan 15, 2024, for case mention for the submission of the chemist's report.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Wardah Ishhar appeared for the prosecution while the accused was not represented.

It was reported that Melaka police had busted a drug trafficking syndicate and seized an assortment of drugs worth about RM6.6mil following the arrest of three men aged between 27 and 51 on Nov 18.

Melaka police chief Datuk Zainol Samah said a police team intercepted a vehicle on the North-South Highway and detained a 27-year-old suspect.

Upon inspecting the car, police found 10,392.2g of methamphetamine, estimated to be worth RM342,943, in the back seat and under the hood.

This led to the arrest of another two local men and seizure of various drugs worth about RM6.6mil. – Bernama

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