MALAYSIA: LORRY DRIVER TO HANG FOR TRAFFICKING OVER 45KG OF DRUGS
January 25, 2018:
A lorry driver was sent to the gallows by the High Court after being found guilty of counts of trafficking over 45 kg of drugs, 2 years ago. (Source:Â The Sun Daily, January 25, 2018)
Judicial Commissioner Datuk Mohamad Shariff Abu Samah meted out the sentence against S. Gopi Kumar, 33, after finding that the prosecution had succeeded in raising reasonable doubt at the end of the defence's case.
Mohamad Shariff said the court found that the accused had control, possession and knowledge of the drugs found in his Proton Perdana car and at his rented house, which he moved into in 2015.
"I do not believe the excuses given by the accused that he did not know about the drugs found in the car and at the house on grounds that they (car and house) were accessible to the public," he said.
Gopi Kumar was charged under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, which carries a mandatory death penalty upon conviction.