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Malaysia: Trader to hang for drug trafficking
The News Straits Times
Tuesday 02 Dec 2008
Noor Ramli Shamad, 44, was found guilty of trafficking in 812.6gm of cannabis at Kondo Rakyat, Pantai Dalam, here at 11.30pm on May 24, 2003.
Justice Datuk Mohamad Zabidin Mohd Diah ruled that the defence had failed to cast a doubt on the prosecution’s case.
Noor Ramli, represented by counsel K.Vicknesvaran, was earlier found guilty of two other counts of possessing 5.66gm of methampetamine and trafficking in 1.4gm of ketamine for which he was jailed three years and two years respectively, the sentences to run from the date of his arrest on May 24, 2003.
Meanwhile, in the same court, hotel chef Kamaruzaman Majid, 39, was sentenced to 12 years jail and 10 strokes of the rotan after he pleaded guilty to possession of 419gm of cannabis in Kampung Cheras Baru here at 10.30pm on April 3 this year.
His counsel, Nik Mohamad Ikhwan Nik Mahamud, pleaded for leniency but the judge told him that he was lucky that the prosecution had preferred an alternative charge of possession which enabled him to escape the hangman’s noose.
Deputy public prosecutor Tetralina Ahmed Fauzi appeared for the prosecution in both cases. — BERNAMA
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