Agence France-PresseFebruary 6, 2014 06:46
A Frenchwoman was charged Thursday in Malaysia with growing cannabis, escaping a harsher drug trafficking charge which could have seen her sentenced to death.
Melissa Marie Commins, 31, was charged together with a Malaysian, Jon Stephen Mosundu, 24, with planting cannabis at an upmarket condominium unit in Kota Kinabalu on Borneo island, news agency Bernama reported.
The penalty for the offence is life in prison upon conviction. A government official with knowledge of the case confirmed the charge.