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Datuk, cop, nine others charged over involvement in drug syndicate

KOTA KINABALU: A Datuk and ten others allegedly linked to a major drug syndicate operating out of Sabah have claimed trial to a charge of being involved with a criminal organisation in the Sessions Court here on Monday (Jan 22).

The Datuk, a policeman and nine others were all charged under section 130V (1) of the Penal Code.

No pleas were recorded from the 11 whose case will be re-mentioned on March 1 before being transferred to the High Court.

The 11 are Rahman Burijin, 44; Jaisalfian Jaineh @ Zaini, 45; Mohd Fauzie Rablin, 33; Shahlan Shah Abdul Samad, 37; Datuk Maslan Sani, 41; Nelson Yen Yee Chung, 46; Mohd Faridzul Asmahadi, 31; Fazrul Bahar, 32; Alkan Abraham, 35; Mazlan Mahmud, 41 and Mahathir Jibarail, 49.

On Dec 26 last year, Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay said the police cracked a major drug syndicate operating in Sabah with the arrest of the kingpin, a Datuk Seri, who is also a patron of a non-governmental organisation.

Source: The Star

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