Drugs trafficking charge dropped against Thai maid
Court hears that no evidence was found linking the woman to illegal substance haul in Malaysia
A 30-year-old Thai woman, who was working as a maid at an apartment in Penang, Malaysia, has been released after being arrested for alleged drugs trafficking.
The woman was arrested at the flat along with a 60-year-old Chinese tenant during a police raid. But a Penang court found there was no evidence connecting her with the drugs.
In an early morning raid on Dec. 21, 2013, police found 101.06 grams of heroin, 16.34g of diacetylmorphine – a semi-synthetic opioid– and 647.19g of crystal meth at an apartment in Bagan Ajam, Butterworth, Sin Chew Daily (Malaysia) reported.
They were discovered in the living room of the apartment. At the time, the maid was awake and sitting on her bed, but no drugs were found in her bedroom, according to the police.
The prosecutor said that although she might have known of the presence of illegal substances, there was no evidence to link her with drugs trafficking. She was immediately released by the court earlier this week.
The male defendant will now have to attend a court hearing on Jan. 15.