Indian National Sentenced To Hang For Ketamine Trafficking
SHAH ALAM, Jan 29 (Bernama) -- An Indian national was sentenced by the High Court here Friday to hang for trafficking in 25kg of ketamine at the KL International Airport (KLIA) two years ago.
Judicial Commissioner Mohd Yazid Mustafa passed the death sentence on Athiseshan Singaram, 48, after ruling that the prosecution had proven its case beyond doubt.
He said the defence was one of mere denial and evidence from the prosecution witnesses clearly showed that Athiseshan constantly held the bag containing the drug and knew its contents at all times.
Athiseshan was found guilty of committing the offence at the customs examination counter of the airport at about 3.30pm on July 26, 2008.
The prosecution, represented by deputy public prosecutor from the customs department Azamuddin Abd Aziz, called 10 witnesses while the defence, represented by James George, called one.
January 29, 2010 15:44 PM