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Drug Trial Of Fijian In Malaysia Starts Today

The trial of a Fijian woman facing drug trafficking charges in Malaysia starts from today at the High Court in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur. It is alleged that about
03 Apr 2017 10:44
Drug Trial Of Fijian In Malaysia Starts Today
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The trial of a Fijian woman facing drug trafficking charges in Malaysia starts from today at the High Court in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur.

It is alleged that about 1.5 kilogrammes of methamphetamine was found in Christin Nirmal’s bag at the Kuala Lumpur airport while travelling.

She is from Narere, Nasinu. Fiji Sun had reported earlier that Ms Nirmal had been befriended online by a man, had gone to Hong Kong to join him, and had been asked to carry a bag with “samples”.

With the trial date starting today and ending on April 9, State witnesses are expected to prove that Ms Nirmal did traffic the drugs.

The 26-year-old is charged according to section 39 (B) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 which states that (1) no person shall on his or own behalf of any other person whether or not such other person in Malaysia (A) traffic in a dangerous drug. (B) Offer to traffic in dangerous drug, (C) do or offer to do an act preparatory to or for the
purpose of trafficking in a dangerous drug. 2.

Any person who contravenes any of the provisions of subsection (1) shall be guilty of an offence this Act and shall be punished on conviction with death.

The mother of three is in a country, which is one of the seven countries listed as the most risky to be busted for drugs.

Malaysia has tough drug laws that also include the death penalty for convicted drug traffickers.
Edited by Naisa Koroi
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