MALAYSIA: DRUG DEALER SENTENCED TO DEATH IN KUCHING
September 12, 2020:
A drug dealer on 21 August 2020 was sentenced to death by hanging by the High Court in Kuching on the charge of trafficking 211.95 grams of syabu, or methamphetamine two years ago. (Sources: Borneo Post, 21/08/2020)
High Court judge Datuk Supang Lian found the accused guilty and sentenced Jason Hew Kiong Chew, 29, to the gallows after a full trial was held.
According to previous reports, the accused was arrested following the discovery of 12 transparent packets containing crystal lumps suspected to be syabu.
The drugs were estimated to be worth up to RM45,000. Also seized was a car and cash amounting to RM5,294.
The prosecution was conducted by Deputy Public Prosecutor Ronnie Entili while the accused was represented by lawyer Louis Jarau Patrick.