Zambian woman put on defence in Malaysia for drug trafficking

Zambian woman put on defence in Malaysia for drug trafficking

Mailesi

GEORGE TOWN (Oct 19, 2011): The High Court here (Malaysia) ordered a Zambian woman to enter her defence today to a charge of trafficking 770.2 grammes of methamphetamine last year.

Judge Amin Firdaus Abdullah said the defence had successfully proven a prima facie case against the accused, Mailesi Phiri, 34.

She allegedly committed the offence on Dec 8 last year at the Penang International Airport.

The charge comes under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 which provides for a mandatory death sentence upon conviction.

Phiri is represented by S. Yagoo. Prosecution is carried out Deputy Public Prosecutor Nur Sarah Dina Baharudin. – Bernama

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