Plantation supervisor charged with drug trafficking

TELUK INTAN: A plantation supervisor was charged in the Magistrate's Court here today with three counts of trafficking in 20.3kg of Methamphetamine, valued at RM1.8 million, two weeks ago.

However, no plea was recorded from Mahir Affandi Mohamad after the charge was read out before Magistrate Intan Nurul Farena Zainal Abidin.

Mahir Affandi, 35, was charged with trafficking the drug the Felda Gunung Besout 2 staff quarters in Sungkai at 2am last April 11.

He faced the mandatory death sentence under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act, if found guilty.

Mahir Affandi also faced two counts of drug possession, involving 8.7g of syabu and 2.45g of methamphetamin at the same place, time and date.

The court set May 22 for mention pending the chemist report.

The prosecution was conducted by prosecuting officer ASP Nazaruddin Ibrahim, while Mahir Affandi was unrepresented. — Bernama