PUTRAJAYA — July 8, 2020: A police officer previously with the Perlis narcotics unit has been sent to jail for 10 months and fined RM10,000 for accepting a bribe to switch the urine samples of two drug suspects 13 years ago.
A three-member Court of Appeal panel chaired by Kamaludin Md. Said agreed with a decision of a High Court two years ago against Shahrul Anuar Abdullah.
Shahrul was first charged in Kangar in 2009 and since then the case went back and forth“The appeal is dismissed, and we order the warrant of committal to be issued,” said Kamaludin who sat with P Ravinthran and Ahmad Nasfy Yasin.
Shahrul, who was represented by Hisyam Teh Poh Teik, was immediately handcuffed and taken to serve his prison term as the Court of Appeal was the final appellate court.
He had been on bail since he was first charged at the Kangar Sessions Court in 2009 but the case went back and forth between one court and the other, with a Sessions Court first acquitting him without his defence being called.