Restaurant franchise Nyonya Colours founder charged with five counts of drug possession.
Loh Sim Seng, 56, was charged yesterday in the Petaling Jaya Magistrate’s court with possessing 30.32 grammes of various drugs, in a house in Casa Tropicana, in January, Utusan Malaysia reported.
Loh and his friend Ong Peck Hwee, 55, who was jointly charged with the same offence, claimed trial when the charges were read to them, in front of Justice Nurulhuda Zakariya.
It was reported that for the first to fourth charges, the pair were accused of possessing 0.31g of ketamine, 0.02g of erimin, 2.49g of methamphetamine and 0.45g of ecstasy.
The duo was charged under Section 12(2) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, and are also punishable under Section 12(3) of the same law, which carries a sentence of up to five years in jail, or a maximum of RM100,000 in fine.
For the fifth charge, they were accused of possessing 27.05g of methamphetamine, on the same day, date and venue.
They were charged under Section 12(2), and also punishable under Section 39A(1) of the same law, which imposes a jail term of up to five years and five strokes of caning.
Both accused were charged with committing all the said offences in Casa Tropicana, Persiaran Tropicana, Jalan PJU 3, at 7.30pm, on January 21.
The report said the court allowed an RM9,000 bail for both Loh and Ong, with one surety, and fixed June 11 for case mention.