Georgian's drug trail transferred to High Court Kota Kinabalu

Georgian's drug trail transferred to High Court Kota KinabaluKota Kinabalu, The Magistrate's Court here transferred a drug trafficking case involving a women from Georgia to the High Court.

Magistrate Cindy Mc Juce Balitus made the order yesterday at the request of prosecuting officer Chief Inspector Lim Swee Beng.

Lim told the court that he had recieved instruction from the deputy public prosecuter's office to transfer the case of 26-year old Babutsa Gordadze to theHigh Court. Gordadze is accused of trafficking in syabu at 12.05am on October 25 last year inside a room of a hotel in Menggatal.

A chemist's report showed that the weight of the drug was 1,710.3 grammes.

She is charged under section 39B(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 and is liable to the mandatory death sentence if found guilty of the offence.

Gordadze was previously charged with trafficking in 5.5 kilogrammes of syabu.

Meanwhile, three women were each jailed for three months after they pleaded guilty to drug consumption charges

Veronica Pain, 31, and Rohana Joseph, 20, were arrested at the Kota Kinabalu police station on Feb 12 this year while Filipina Nursida, 19, was nabbed in Tanjung Aru on Jan 23 this year.

The trio were separately charged under Section 15(1)(c) of Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 which carries a fine not exceeding RM 5,000 or a jail term of up to two years, or both, on conviction.

Cindy also ordered Nursida to be referred to the Immigration Department for deportation after serving her jail term
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