Man gets 6 yrs in jail for drug possession

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A MALAYSIAN man was sentenced yesterday to serve six years in jail after he pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine and depressant pills, Nimetazepam.

Defendant Abdul Ghani Mohamad, 40, who was represented by defence counsel Hj Daud Ismal had initially claimed trial to the two charges of importation of the drugs but later changed his plea when the prosecution filed two alternative charges of possession of the drugs.

The court document submitted by Deputy Public Prosecutor Suriana Hj Radin states that on September 12, 2012, Abdul Ghani together with another person Adi Chiniagio Mustapha entered Brunei from Miri through the Sungai Tujoh Control Post using the defendant’s car.

As they entered the Sungai Tujoh Control Post, the car was detained by a team of Narcotics Control Bureau during a routine check while Abdul Ghani went to attend to the filing of the car form.

When a search on the car led to the discovery of the drugs, Adi Chiniagio managed to escape.

Following Abdul Ghani’s arrest and investigation, the crystalline substances was analysed and found that it contained 39.811 grams of methamphetamine and the pills weighed 92.1064 of nimetazepam.

In delivering the verdict, Justice Dato Paduka Steven Chong gave credit to the defendant for his clear record and co-operation given to the NCB.

The Brunei Times