S’poreans on drug charges

Caught: The accused, Tan (left) and Ee leaving the court complex after being charged. — THOMAS YONG/The Star

Duo accused of trafficking 58.6kg of meth in Johor

JOHOR BARU: Two Singaporean men were charged in court here with trafficking 58.6kg of a type of methamphetamine drug.

The charges against Tan Xiao Wei, 49, and Ee Choong Kiat, 36, were read in Mandarin before Magistrate R. Salini.

No plea was recorded from the defendants as the case falls under the jurisdiction of the High Court.

They were accused of jointly trafficking the MDMA drugs at Jalan Anjung 8/1, Taman Horizon Hills, Iskandar Puteri, at 10.30pm on May 29.

Tan faces four additional charges of trafficking and two counts of having an assortment of other drugs weighing 13.8kg at a condominium on Jalan Mutiara 7 here at 6.35pm on May 29.

Ee is also charged with one count each of trafficking and having 100.4g of MDMA and ketamine at an apartment on Persiaran Bumi Hijau, Taman Molek, here at 3.40pm on the same day, Bernama reported.

The charges for trafficking were brought under Section 39B(1) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, which carries the death penalty or life imprisonment and, if not sentenced to death, with not less than 15 strokes of the cane, upon conviction.

As for the possession offences, the charges were framed under Section 12(2) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, which carries a fine not exceeding RM100,000 or imprisonment not exceeding five years, or both, upon conviction.

The court set Aug 14 for the case to be mentioned to allow submission of the chemist’s report.

Deputy public prosecutor Nur Ameerah Allaudeen appeared for the prosecution, while lawyer Nur Afiqah Hambali represented both accused.

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