Three friends sentenced to death for trafficking in heroin
KOTA BARU: The High Court today sentenced to death three close friends after finding them guilty of trafficking in heroin three years ago.
Labourers Mohd Zulkifli Musa, 34, and Kamaruzaman Ibrahim, 44, and oil palm lorry driver Abdullah Mat Daud, 29, were calm when the judgement was read out by Justice Datuk Mohd Azman Husin.
"The offence all three of you have committed is most severe and the court has no alternative but to pass this sentence. You can appeal," the judge said.
Mohd Zulkifli, Kamaruzaman and Abdullah were caught trafficking in 23.46 grams of heroin at the Hoi Key Restaurant in Jalan Toh Hakim here at 4.15pm on April 11, 2006.
They were charged under Section 39B(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, and sentenced under Section 39B(2) of the act, read with Section 34 of the Penal Code, which carries the mandatory death sentence upon conviction.
Mohd Zulkifli and Kamaruzaman are from Rantau Panjang while Abdullah is from Tanah Merah.
Mohd Zulkifli was represented by counsel Tara Singh Dilip, Kamaruzaman by counsel Wan Abdullah Thani Wan Yusof and Abdullah by counsel Rozihan Othman. Deputy Public Prosecutor Wan Azimah Yaakob prosecuted.
December 30, 2009
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