MALAYSIA: 3 UZBEKS GET DEATH FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING
November 8, 2013: Three Uzbek friends were sentenced to death in Malaysia for trafficking more than 10kg of methamphetamine three years ago.
Dilbar Nazarova, 54, Jasur Djurakulov, 39, and Sayora Nurmukhamedova, 58,Â held on to each other after hearing the sentence imposed by High Court judge Datuk Nurchaya Arshad.Â Â
She ruled that the court found the defence failed to raise reasonable doubt in the prosecution's case.Â Â
"The defence put forward (by the three accused) were simple denial of possessing the drugs," she said during sentencing today.
After proceedings, family members of the three accused were heard sobbing as police officers escorted the three out of court.
Dilbar, Jasur, and Sayora were convicted of trafficking 10.015kg of meth at the baggage claim area at the International Arrival Hall of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport(KLIA) at Sepang, around 9.30am on Sept 7, 2010.Â
According to court documents, Dilbar was caught carrying 4.167kg of meth while Jasur and Sayora were discovered with 3.609kg and 2.239kg of the drug respectively.
The offence specifies the death penalty under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.
Deputy public prosecutor Zainal Anwar Kamaruddin prosecuted while counsel Hisyam Teh Poh Teik represented the three accused. (Sources: nst.com.my, 08/11/2013)