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Fijian To Front Malaysian Court

The Fijian woman facing drug trafficking charges in Malaysia will appear again in court next month. The acting Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Esala Nayasi confirmed this from South Korea
30 Jul 2015 09:58
Fijian To Front Malaysian Court

The Fijian woman facing drug trafficking charges in Malaysia will appear again in court next month.

The acting Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Esala Nayasi confirmed this from South Korea yesterday.

“A date has not been set, but the case will be heard in August,” Mr Nayasi said.

The High Commission of Fiji in Kuala Lumpur, said, it had secured legal representation for the woman.

About 1.51 kilogrammes of methamphetamine was allegedly found on Christin Nirmal’s bag at the Kuala Lumpur Airport while she was travelling from Hong Kong.

Nirmal, 26, of Narere in Nasinu is a mother of three- her eldest daughter is in Year Five while her youngest son is merely 10 months old.

She was allegedly duped by someone who “befriended” her on Facebook, paid her way to Hong Kong and then got her to carry a bag for him.

She first appeared in court on March 17.

She is being held under Section 39 (B) of Malaysian Dangerous Drugs Act of 1952.

Carrying more than 50 grams of methamphetamines, also known as ice, can warrant the death penalty in Malaysia, which with its neighbours, has strict anti-drug trafficking laws.

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