A LEADER of a drug ring and a henchman were charged in the Ipoh magistrate’s court today with trafficking drugs last week.
S. Genesan, 39, who is an amputee and R. R. Pirapagaran, 39, were jointly charged with trafficking in heroin weighing 21,069g at a house in Jalan Jelapang Bayu 6, Puncak Jelapang at about 9pm on May 16.
The charge, framed under section 39B(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 carries the death sentence or life imprisonment with a minimum of 15 lashes.
Deputy public prosecutor Nor Syahirah Azahar appeared for the prosecution while Genesan was represented by Dayang Nor Emilia Azman Shah. R. Pirapagaran was unrepresented.
Magistrate Jesseca Daimis set July 26 for mention pending submission of the chemical report. – Bernama, May 26, 2023.