MALAYSIA: DEATH SENTENCE TO INDIAN FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING
December 9, 2010: a Malaysian court sentenced a 41-year-old Indian national to death for drug trafficking.
Bahurudeen Mohammad Yusuof Ghaney was sent to the gallows for trafficking in 10 kgs of ketamine at the Penang International Airport January last year. Ghaney sobbed in the dock when the decision was read out by High Court judicial commissioner Mohd Amin Firdaus Abdullah.
Mohd Amin Firdaus, in his decision, said the defence had failed to raise reasonable doubt on the prosecution's case.
However, Ghaney, in his defence, had said that the bag containing the drugs was given to him by a man named Farouk, who is his neighbour, and told the former to bring the bag to Malaysia.
The accused had also said that he did not know the contents of the bag and that he only found out the contents at the airport here. (Sources: Daily The Pak Banker, 09/12/2010)