MALAYSIA: THREE TO HANG FOR GANJA TRAFFICKING
January 27, 2011: three people including a couple were sentenced to death by hanging by the high court in Pahang, Malaysia, for trafficking in 4.521kg ganja last year.
Judicial Commissioner Datuk Akhtar Tahir said the prosecution had proven a prima facie case against Ahmad Mukamal Abdul Wahab, 37, Suhana Kamarudin, 28, and her husband Shawal Hashim, 37.
"Death by hanging is the only sentence provided for offences under Section 39B (1)of Dangerous Drugs Act 1952," he added.
They were jointly charged with trafficking ganja near McDonalds restaurant at Genting Sempah on March 9 2010.
Police stopped the Perodua Kancil they were travelling in and seized the slabs of ganja.
Deputy public prosecutor Muhammad Najmi Daud prosecuted. Counsel Zulkafli Abd Hamid appeared for Ahmad Mukamal and Shawal while Ahmad Nizam Hamid was for Suhana. (Sources: MySinChew.com, 27/01/2011)