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Malaysia: Youth to hang for ganja trafficking
Thursday 12 Nov 2009
Helmi Mohd Hussin, 23, was sentenced to death by Justice Akhtar Tahir after the court found that the prosecution had proven the case beyond reasonable doubt.
The accused was said to have trafficked in 908.18 gm of cannabis at his brother’s house in No 45, Jalan Bahagia 24, Taman Bahagia Jaya, near here, on May 21, 2007.
He was charged under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, which carries the mandatory death penalty upon conviction.
According to the facts of the case, Helmi was in one of the rooms which was locked from the inside when a team of anti-narcotics officers raided the house at 9.15pm.
After the officers knocked on the door several times, the accused opened it and was immediately detained after they found three packets containing cannabis on the floor.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Muhammad Najmi Daud prosecuted while the accused was represented by Aedi Tajuddin and Rozilan Abdul Rahman.
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