Two Korean businessmen jailed for drug peddlingNew Age Online
A special court in Dhaka on Wednesday sentenced two South Korean businessmen to two year imprisonment each for violating Narcotics Control Act, 1990, by possessing alcohol without having authorisation.
The speedy trial tribunal-4 judge, ABM Nizamul Haque, also fined the foreign nationals- Jun Jing Unh and Lee Jong Hiyen – Tk 2,000 each for their crimes. In default, they will have to serve two months more behind the bar.
The judge read out the judgment in the presence of the accused on dock.
The defence counsel identified Jun Jing Unh as managing director of ‘WillBD’ Limited company while Lee Jong Hiyen as the managing director of ‘Sunhuwa Limited’.
Following the verdict, the both were sent to jail.
On April 1, 2012, a team of Rapid Action Battalion arrested the duo along with 2,000 bottles of wine in the capital’s Banani area.
The RAB had said the arrested were illegally running drug peddling under the cover of garment business in the country.
During the interrogation, they could not show any valid documents against the seized alcohol, the RAB had said.
The defence counsel, Abdul Aziz Miah Minto, said that he would move to High Court after receiving complete judgement.
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