PHOTO: Dhasthagir (centre) is flanked by two officers of customs department at Labuan Court this morning.
23 February 2017
LABUAN – The Magistrate’s Court here this morning had fixed April 24 this year for mention of a case involving a man who was a citizen of India that was detained by Labuan Customs Department for smuggling drugs on February 9 at Labuan Airport.
Magistrate Stephanie Sherron Abbie set the date for Dhasthagir Mohamed Mohideen aged 35 for two charges, namely for carrying three kilo of heroin and another 3.34 kilo of syabu.
Dhasthagir was found by the customs officers carrying a baggage which containing the drugs stashed in 88 packets inside the 44 re-sewn small wallets inside the baggage.
The total price of the drugs estimated at RM500,000.
It was learned that he was traveling alone from Mumbai via Kuala Lumpur to Labuan.
He who was suspected to be a drug mule of a drug trafficking syndicate had a wife and two children in his home country.
It was learned that he would not hire a lawyer to defend him instead of yielding his case to God.
Dhasthagir was charged under Section 39 B (1) (a) Dangerous Drug Act 1952 which carries a mandatory death sentence if convicted.
Meanwhile, Nazir Amir was acting as the prosecution officer when Dhasthagir attended the court this morning.