woman was sentenced to death by the High Court in Malaysia for trafficking 2.285kg of
methamphetamine two years ago.
The accused, Ilag Mary Melanie Cailipan, was sentenced by
Justice Alwi Abdul Wahab who found her guilty after ruling that her defence had
failed to raise reasonable doubt.
She was found carrying the dangerous drug when detained at
Kuching International Airport at 9.10pm on Nov 17, 2014.
She was detained by Customs Department officers after they
screened her luggage.
The accused was convicted under Section 39B(1) of the
Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, which provides a mandatory death sentence upon
She appeared calm upon learning of the decision from an
interpreter. She was on transit from Hong Kong to Sabah when the arrest made.
The drug was found inside 131 capacitors weighing 7.907kg.