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Kuala Belait, Thursday, 13 February 2020
The Kuala Belait Magistrate's Court sentenced a 54-year old local man, Jainuddin Bin Hussin, for 3 charges under the Misuse of Drugs Act (MDA), Chapter 27;
First charge :
Under Section 3(A) MDA, Chapter 27 – Possession for the purpose of trafficking Methylamphetamine, a class A controlled drug
Sentence: 5 years imprisonment and 5 strokes of whipping
Second charge :
Under Section 6(b) MDA, Chapter 27 – Consumption of a controlled drug
Sentence: Fine $1000 or 2 months imprisonment
Third charge :
Under Section 7 MDA, Chapter 27 – Possession of apparatus for the consumption of a controlled drug.
Sentence: Fine $700 or 1-month imprisonment
The defendant failed to pay the fine of the second and third charges that resulted in the total sentence up to 5 years and 3 months with 5 strokes. The sentence started effectively on 13 February 2020.
Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) wishes to remind the public that drug offences are regarded as serious offences and any involvements in any form of drug activities may carry capital punishment under the MDA, Chapter 27. Resorting drug trafficking as a means to generate an income is not a solution to financial problems as it will destroy one's future. Drug abuse activities would give a negative impact on health, family life, and the stability of our country.
NCB also wishes to express gratitude to all those who have cooperated and supported the NCB in eradicating drug activities in this country. Any suspicious information in relation to drug abuse activities may contact the Narcotic Control Bureau at 2448877 (office hours), hotline 8777444 (after working hours), or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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