Kuala Belait - A 38-year-old Bruneian man may face the mandatory death sentence after he was found in possession of 53.66 grammes of Methylamphetamine, better known as Syabu, worth about $39,000 and 500 tablets of Erimin 5 worth about $2,500 with an intention to distribute.
He was apprehended by the Belait Narcotics Control Bureau at the Sungai Tujoh Control Post.
He could be charged under Section 5 for bringing in controlled drugs and Section 6(b) for consumption of controlled drugs under the Misuse of Drugs Act, Chapter 27.
If the local Malay man is found guilty he will face a minimum sentence of 20 years' imprisonment and 15 strokes of the cane or a maximum sentence of 30 years and 15 strokes of the cane. If the drugs found in his possession are over 50 grammes based on the level of purity, the individual will face the mandatory death penalty.
The Narcotics Control Bureau thanked the public for the information and welcomed cooperation from individuals in passing information related to drug abuse activities by calling 2448877 (during working hours) or the hotline 8777444 (after working hours).
--Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin