KUCHING: Two local men including a minor suspected of drug trafficking, were ordered today, to be detained at the Puncak Borneo Prison pending chemical report.

Subordinate court registrar Morni Lita ordered the first suspect, a local teenager who was suspected of distributing methamphetamine to be detained in jail until the case is mentioned again on Nov 17.

The 18-year-old was arrested on the side of the road in front of a factory on Genesis Industrial Park road near Sungai Moyan here and is suspected of distributing methamphetamine weighing 52.70g.

The suspect is facing Section 39B (1) (a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act, 1952 and is punishable under Section 39B (2) of the same act which carries a life sentence and not less than 15 strokes of the cane or death sentence.

Meanwhile in a separate case, an unemployed man from Jalan Dogan who was suspected of distributing two types of drugs was detained in jail until Nov 19 pending a chemical report.

The court ordered the 23-year-old man to be further detained and will face two drug trafficking charges for Section 39B (1) (a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.

For the first charge, the man is suspected of distributing methamphetamine weighing 95.17g whereas for the second charge he is suspected of trafficking another type of drug weighing 446.90g.

The accused is suspected of committing both offences at 4.45pm at a coffee shop at Green Heights Commercial Centre here on Oct 9.