MALAYSIA: DEATH SENTENCES COMMUTED FOR 3 MEXICAN BROTHERS
September 24, 2018:
The deaths sentences against three Mexican brothers - Jose Regino, Simon and Luis Alfonso Gonzalez Villarreal - convicted of drug trafficking in Malaysia have been commuted to prison terms, a lawyer said on September 21, 2018. (Sources: AP, 21/09/2018)
Lawyer Hisyam Teh Poh Teik said the prison department confirmed the sentences had been commuted by the state sultan on March 26.
They are serving new sentences of 30 years in prison, starting from the date of the royal pardon. Teh was one of two lawyers for the brothers during their trial but said he didn't handle their bid for a royal pardon.
The brothers from Mexico's Sinaloa state were arrested at a secluded Malaysian drug factory in 2008 and said they had been cleaning the place.
Police found more than 29 kilograms of methamphetamine at the factory.