Published: Monday January 7, 2013 MYT 7:51:00 PM
Updated: Monday January 7, 2013 MYT 8:19:19 PM
Granny and grandson charged with possession of heroin
MALACCA: A 71-year-old woman and her 29-year old grandson were charged at the Magistrate Court here Monday with possession of 2.3gm of heroin.
Norma Hamid and Shaharudin Mohd Zin were alleged to have committed the offence at an unnumbered house in Sungai Udang here at about 12.30pm on Jan 3.
They were charged under Section 12(2) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, read together with Section 34 of the Penal Code, which carries a maximum jail term of five years and whipping if convicted.
Meanwhile, Shaharudin was also charged with possession of another 0.3gm of the same drug at the same location, time and place.
If convicted, he could face five years in jail or fine not exceeding RM100,000, or both.
Both of them pleaded not guilty and claimed trial.
Magistrate Ida Rahayu Sharif allowed bail of RM1,000 for Norma and RM4,000 for Shaharudin with one surety and fixed Feb 19 for remention.
Prosecution officer Insp Muhamad Juhari Haron prosecuted. - Bernama