25 September 2018

Popular actor-cum-director faces drug abuse charge

Popular actor-cum-director faces drug abuse charge
PETALING JAYA, Jan 25: Popular actor and director Datuk Farid Kamil Zahari was brought to court again to face a drug abuse charge.

Farid however pleaded not guilty to the offence before magistrate Nor Ariffin Hisham.

He was charged with self administration of a drug called 11-nor-delta-9-tetrahydro cannibol-9-carboxylic acid (THC) at the Petaling Jaya police headquarters Narcotics Criminal Investigations Department here at 4.30pm on Jan 11.

The father of two appeared relaxed as the charge was read to him.

The charge under Section 15 (1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act carries a maximum jail term of two years or RM5,000 fine or both, if convicted.

The court set bail at RM3,000 with one surety and ordered him to surrender his passport to the court until disposal of the case.

Nor Ariffin fixed March 5 for mention.

Deputy public prosecutor Fazeedah Faik prosecuted while Farid was represented by Athari Bahardi.

Farid arrived at the court complex here at 9am accompanied by his brother Fadzil Bahari Zahari.

On Jan 16, Farid was charged with two counts of causing grievous hurt to Ashraf Ahmad and constable Muhamad Nizam Jamaluddin.

He was also charged with two counts of using criminal force to obstruct Nizam from carrying out his duties and committing indecent behaviour in a police station by using vulgarities towards the officer.


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