MALAYSIA: FOUR SENT TO THE GALLOWS FOR TRAFFICKING CANNABIS
June 27, 2012: In Malaysia, two brothers were among four drug traffickers handed the death penalty by the High Court for trafficking 22kg of cannabis three years ago.
Judge Datuk Asmabi Mohamad when sentencing the four said the defence had failed to raise reasonable doubts against the prosecution's charges.
He said the first accused Badrul Hisham Kamaruddin, 42 and his brother Mohd Amirul 24, from Kuala Lipis, Pahang, admitted that they had met an agent provocateur (an agent employed by the police or other entity to act undercover to entice or provoke another person to commit an illegal act) three times but to deal with snake skins and not drugs.
Two other accused, Syed Mohamad Anis Alkaff Syed Osman, 55, and Azhar Ali, 47, in their defence had said that there had come to Kuala Lumpur to buy a lorry.
"After listening to 13 witnesses from the prosecution and four from the defence, the court felt the defence's denial was an after taught," said Asmabi.
Badrul Hisham, Mohd Amirul, Syed Mohamad Anis and Azhar were charged of committing the offence in front of an aluminum factory on Jalan TUDM, Petaling Jaya at about 4.20pm on Feb 21, 2009.
The prosecution was led by Wan Zuraida Wan Nawan while Nik Mohd Radhia represented the two brothers and lawyers Surjan Singh and A. Nadarajan represented Syed Mohamad Anis and Azhar respectively. (Sources: Bernama, 27/06/2012)