Shivaun Orton jailed over Malaysian drugs case

Shivaun Orton and her husband are led into court
Image caption Shivaun Orton, from Harlech, and her husband have been in custody since December

A Gwynedd-born woman has been jailed for 14 months in Malaysia for drugs offences.

Shivaun Orton, of Harlech, and her Malaysian husband were arrested after police seized drugs, including heroin and ecstasy last December.

Her lawyer told the BBC's Malaysia correspondent she was jailed on four charges.

The longest sentence she received was 14 months, with six months to serve.

The sentences are to be served concurrently starting from her arrest date.

Mrs Orton's mother said she does not wish to make any comment following her daughter's sentencing.

It was feared the couple could have faced the death penalty if found guilty of charges relating to trafficking.

Initially, Mrs Orton and her husband Abdul Harris Fadilah pleaded not guilty to eight charges of possessing and trafficking drugs.

The couple, who have been married for 20 years and have two teenage sons, run a holiday chalet business at the popular beach resort of Cherating in the northern state of Terengganu.

The couple's home in Cherating, an area popular with backpackers, was raided on 13 December.

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