Woman fined $3,000 for drug use

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

A local woman was fined $3,000 yesterday after pleading guilty to two counts of consuming methylamphetamine. Nurul Iffah Alya Nurana @ Nabilah Salim, 28, admitted to consuming the Class A drug on two separate occasions in January 2013 and April 2015 after being caught during raids by Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) officers.

The first incident took place in a car parked near the Kg Sabun government flats while the second incident occurred in a house in Kg Salambigar.

On both occasions, the defendant had urine samples taken by NCB officers which both tested positive for the drug, locally known as Syabu, upon analyses by the Department of Scientific Services.

During proceedings at the Magistrates’ Court, the defendant pleaded for a lenient sentence and for any fine imposed to be as lenient an amount as possible.

The presiding Senior Magistrate, Lailatul Zubaidah Hj Mohd Hussain, subsequently sentenced the mother of four to a fine of $1,500 for each charge or six months in prison should she fail to settle the fines. She was given a three-month grace period to pay up.

The Brunei Times