MALAYSIA: THAI CADDY GETS DEATH FOR TRAFFICKING
February 24, 2012: In Malaysia, a woman was sent to the gallows for drug trafficking when the court ruled that her defence -- that she did not know the capsules she swallowed contained cocaine -- was doubtful.
Chaloemlak Nakkoed, 32, a caddy from Thailand, looked calm when High Court judge Datin Su Geok Yiam handed down the death sentence for two drug trafficking charges.
Chaloemlak, a single parent, was charged with trafficking 454g of cocaine at room number 908, in Citin Hotel, Pudu, near here, about 8.05pm on Sept 7, 2009.
She was also charged with trafficking 204g of cocaine at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital between 2.55am and 10.20pm on Sept 8, 2009.
PoliceÂ went to the hotel room and found 32 capsules believed to contain drugs in a plastic bag in her luggage.
They then took her toÂ Kuala Lumpur Hospital on suspicion that she had swallowed several capsules.
After given laxatives, she excreted 31 drug capsules. (Sources: New Straits Times, 24/02/2012)