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Argentine charged with trafficking RM240k worth of cocaine

BALIK PULAU: A 57-year-old Argentine man was charged at a magistrate’s court here with trafficking in drugs worth more than RM240,000 at the Penang International Airport.

Miguel Angel Camacho (pic) had allegedly trafficked in 1.37kg of cocaine at the airport in Bayan Lepas on March 29 this year at about 2pm.

That drugs are estimated to be worth RM247,200.

The accused nodded to say he understood the charge which was read out in Spanish on Tuesday before Registrar Mohamad Alif Abdul Aziz.

No plea was recorded as the offence under Section 39B(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 carries the mandatory death penalty upon conviction.

The court fixed June 22 for case mention.

Customs Department DPP Nur Fazliyana Ahmad prosecuted while the accused was unrepresented in court.-thestar

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