SINGAPORE: DEATH PENALTY FOR MALAYSIAN DRUG TRAFFICKER
September 22, 2014: A 27-year-old Malaysian who had earlier been found guilty of bringing into Singapore 22.24g of diamorphine, the pure form of heroin, was sentenced to death.
Prabagaran a/l Srivijayan was arrested in the early morning of April 12, 2012, at the Woodlands Checkpoint after immigration officers found two bundles wrapped with black masking tape ‚ÄĒ later found to contain the diamorphine ‚ÄĒ in the centre armrest console of the car he was driving into Singapore.
Prabagaran, who had said he was unaware that the two bundles were in his car, claimed trial on a charge of importing heroin of more than 15g, which carries the death penalty.
He was convicted in the High Court on July 22.
Prabagaran‚Äôs defence lawyer, Mr N Kanagavijayan, told the court that his client would be filing an appeal against the conviction. (Sources: todayonline.com, 23/09/2014)