Couple to pay $2,600 fine for ’syabu’ use

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A MAN and his wife were fined $2,600 yesterday after both admitted to consuming methylamphetamine or syabu three years ago.

Ramlee Sulaiman, a 55-year-old local man, and Hazira Abdullah, a 42-year-old permanent resident, were arrested during a raid on August 6, 2013 when Narcotics Control Bureau officers received information on drug related activities at Kg Burong Lapas. During the investigation, the couple tested positive for the presence syabu.

Both defendants admitted that they had used syabu prior to their arrest. Hazira added that she had consumed the Class A drug for fun.

At the Magistrates’ Court yesterday, the presiding magistrate imposed a $1,300 fine for each of the defendant. They were likewise ordered to settle the fines within the three-month grace period.

Ramle and Hazira were each released on court bail set at $1,300 or the same amount in one local surety pending the next mention of the case on August 22 for the results of the re-urine test and fine review.

The Brunei Times