Former diplomat, son pleaded not guilty to planting 102 “ganja” trees


RAUB JUNE 8: A former diplomat Datuk Zainal Abidin Alias, 78, and his son Mohamed Rizal, 53 pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here today on a charge to planting 102 “ganja” trees (cannabis).

Both of them were charged for committing the offence at a house in Kampung Sum-Sum Hilir, Janda Baik, Bentong at 6.10pm on 21st May 2022.

Both father and son have been charged under Section 6B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 and read together with Section 34 of the Penal Code that provides imprisonment for life and whipping not less than six strokes upon conviction.

The prosecution was headed by the Pahang Prosecution Director Mohammad Khalid Ab. Karim and assisted by deputy Public Prosecutors, Hayda Faridzal Abu Hassan and Anisah Pisol while the lawyer Rahmat Hazlan represented the accused.

The case was then fixed for mention on 22nd July 2022 by court’s Judge Ahmad Faizadh Yahya.

Both of them were charged at the Majistrate’s Court in Bentong last Friday for trafficking “ganja” and possessing cannabis oil as reported by Bernama.

Meanwhile, Mohamed Rizal has to face the third charge for allegedly misusing tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) at the narcotics police headquarters at 8.40pm on 23th May 2022. –Malaysia World News

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