13 October 2021 :
Singapore's highest court on 12 October 2021 denied an appeal against a man's conviction and death sentence for allegedly smuggling cannabis weighing at least 1kg into the city-state from neighbouring Malaysia.
Omar Yacob Bamadhaj, 41, was detained in 2018 during a routine border checkpoint encounter when officials discovered three bundles of the narcotic in his car.
He was tried and condemned to death by hanging in February.
A court heard that his father, who was also in the car, was unaware of the narcotics and was not charged with any crime.
Omar's defence at trial was that he had no idea what the bundles were at the time.
He stated that his friends, Din and Latif, had put the packages in his luggage without his knowledge.