Technologist claims trial for trafficking in guns, ammunition and almost 80kg of drug

GEORGETOWN – A 38 year old man was charged with drug trafficking and the possession of six pistols, each with five rounds of ammunition in an apartment located in Batu Uban Gelugor.

On Friday, June 7, A. Prakash, a technician from India, claimed that he had been tried for all charges by two different courts.

The Sessions Court charged him with trafficking in guns and ammunition, under Section 7(1), of the Firearms (Increased Penalties) Act of 1971. This carries the death sentence or life imprisonment and whipping for no less than six strokes upon conviction.

Prakash was refused bail by Y. Yogeswaran.

The court set July 11 as the date for mention.

He was charged in a Magistrate’s court with trafficking a combined total of 79.95kg amphetamines and heroins at the same apartment, on the same date and time.

He claimed that he was being tried for the crime under Section 39B(1) (a) of The Dangerous Drugs Act, 1952. This section also carries with it a death penalty on conviction.

The case was set for mention in court on August 26th, pending the report of the chemist.

Bail was denied for this charge as well.

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