Man fined $6,300 for consuming drugs

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A MAN was imposed a $6,300 fine yesterday after he pleaded guilty to consuming drugs while under the supervision programme at the Narcotics Control Bureau.

The court document stated that on May 10, 2013, the defendant Nooryanto Mohd Noor, 37, was ordered to undergo an NCB supervision programme for a period of 24 months after completing rehabilitation at Al-Islah.

Part of the programme was for the defendant to report regularly to the NCB and to provide his urine sample to ensure that he was not consuming any controlled drugs.

However, in 2013, Nooryanto was found to have consumed drugs on three separate occasions when test results on his urine sample returned positive with the presence of the Class A drug, locally known as syabu.

Nooryanto also failed to report to his supervision officer at NCB on six occasions between late September and October in 2013.

On November 4, 2013, the defendant was investigated after he was detained at the NCB Supervision Division.

During the investigation, Nooryanto was found to have not reported himself to the NCB as he had personal problems and that he last consumed syabu in September 2013.

During the proceedings yesterday, the court ordered the defendant to pay the fines within four months or face nine months and 18 weeks in jail for in-default of payment.

The Brunei Times