Singaporean To Hang For Drug Trafficking

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    Singaporean To Hang For Drug Trafficking

    JOHOR BAHARU, Feb 18 (Bernama) -- The High Court here Thursday found a Singaporean guilty and sentenced him to death by hanging for drug trafficking three years ago.

    Judge Datuk Mohd Zawawi Salleh said Heng Chye Lai, 44, had failed to raise reasonable doubt on the prosecution case.

    Heng was charged with trafficking 233.2g of methamphetamine at 4th floor, Block Permas Villa, Bandar Baru Permas Jaya, here at 10.30pm on Jan 25, 2007.

    The unemployed man was charged under Section 39B (1) (a) of Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 which carries the mandatory death sentence upon conviction.

    Heng also faced three charges of possessing 36.6g of methamphetamine, 5g of nimetazepam and 101.8g of ketamine at the same place and time under Section 12(2) of Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.

    He was found guilty and sentenced eights years' jail and 10 strokes for possessing 36.6g of methamphetamine, five years' jail for possessing 5g of nimetazepam and six years' jail for possessing 101.8g of ketamine.

    The sentences were to run concurrently from the date of arrest on Jan 25, 2007.

    Deputy Public Prosecutor Mohd Amril Johari prosecuted while Heng was represented by counsel Khairul Azwad Sariman.


    February 18, 2010 20:05 PM

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