Comedian Tauke Jambu, four friends were charged with drug possession

Comedian Tauke Jambu, four friends were charged with drug possession

KUALA LUMPUR: Comedian Zamatul Amri Zakaria or better known as “Tauke Jambu” and four of his friends were charged in the Magistrate’s Court here today, on charges of possessing ketamine.

However, Zamatul Amri, 46; Muhamad Azman Johar, 28; Brandon Cheong Kai Szern, 25, as well as two women, Salimah Nasuha Gusti Hassan, 29 and Lee Kim Yoon, 44, each pleaded not guilty after the charges against them were read out before Magistrate Aina Azahra Arifin.

They were charged with jointly possessing the dangerous drug ketamine with a net weight of 0.37 grams, at 15-01 Menara Up, Jalan Puchong here, at 2.40 am, last April 10.

Prosecution is in accordance with Section 12 (2) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 and is punishable under Section 12 (3) of the same act and read in conjunction with Section 34 of the Penal Code, which provides for a maximum fine of RM100,000 or imprisonment for a maximum of five years or both, if convicted.

Prosecuting Officer ASP Nom Phot Prackdit proposed bail of RM4,000 with one surety for each accused.

Zamatul Amri, who was not represented by a lawyer, appealed for low bail on the grounds that his income was affected and this was his first offense while four other accused also appealed for low bail.

The court allowed each accused bail of RM3,700 with one surety and set June 9 for mention of the case.

source – BERNAMA

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