BUKIT MERTAJAM: A man was charged in the Magistrate's Court here today with trafficking in 27,275 grammes of methamphetamine, two weeks ago.
However, no plea was recorded from Lee Wooi Keong, 46, after the charge was read out to him before Magistrate Dianne Ningrad Nor Azahar.
The man was charged with trafficking in the drug at No 60-62, Kawasan Perindustrian Kecil dan Sederhana Bukit Tengah here at 3 am on Sept 12.
The charge, under Section 39B(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, punishable under Section 39B(2) of the same act, provides the death sentence or an imprisonment for life, and whipping of not less than 15 strokes, upon conviction.
The court fixed Nov 22 for the mention of the case pending the chemical reports.
Deputy public prosecutor Nor Afiqah Zakaria appeared for the prosecution while Lee was unrepresented. — Bernama