Singaporean gets the gallows
GEORGE TOWN: A Singaporean has been sent to the gallows for trafficking in over 2kg of MDMA, a substance used in making Ecstasy pills, six years ago.
Oh Tian Sang, 48, a former pub owner, was found guilty of trafficking in 2325 gm of methylenedioxymethamphetamine at the narcotics office of the Penang International Airport at about 9pm on Jan 31, 2003.
In his judgment, Justice Abdul Rahim Uda said Oh had failed to create doubt on the prosecution’s case.
He said Oh, in his defence, testified that he was going to Paris from Singapore for about five days and while in Paris, a friend had asked for his help to deliver two boxes of cake and bread to a girlfriend in Penang.
“Oh said he agreed and upon arrival at the Penang International Airport after a transit in Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur, narcotics officers found him with the drugs,” said the judge.
Justice Abdul Rahim said Oh’s statement was not believable as the latter had not mentioned anything about the incident to the police earlier. Oh’s counsel R.S.N. Rayer told the court that he would be appealing the decision.
By WINNIE YEOH
December 16th 2009
Since there seems to be some confusion 2.325 grams = 2,325 gtams. Just a different style of notation.
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