Australian could face death penalty after drugs arrest
July 28, 2012
AN Australian woman and a Nigerian man have been arrested in Malaysia after drugs were discovered in the car they were driving in the capital Kuala Lumpur.
Malaysian police today confirmed that the woman and man had been arrested on July 17 and were being held as investigations continue.
The woman, believed to be 34 and from Melbourne, will appear in the Jalan Duta Magistrates Court in the capital, Kuala Lumpur, on Tuesday.
Police said they had not yet decided whether to charge the pair under Section 39B of Malaysia’s Dangerous Drugs Act, which carries the mandatory death penalty for possession of 50g or more of methamphetamine.
It is understood the pair was in a stationary car in a district of Kuala Lumpur when they were approached by police and asked to get out.