Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Malaysia: 3 Sentenced To Hang For Selling Pot

TEMERLOH, Jan 27 (Bernama) -- Three people including a couple were sentenced to death by hanging by the high court here Thursday for trafficking in 4.521kg ganja last year.

Judicial Commissioner Datuk Akhtar Tahir said the prosecution had proven a prima facie case against Ahmad Mukamal Abdul Wahab, 37, Suhana Kamarudin, 28, and her husband Shawal Hashim, 37.

"Death by hanging is the only sentence provided for offences under Section 39B (1)of Dangerous Drugs Act 1952," he added.

Ahmad Mukamal and Shawal were seen shaking their heads when the sentence was announced.

Suhana shouted from the dock "I am not guilty. I have a child and had promised to return."

They were jointly charged with trafficking ganja near McDonalds restaurant at Genting Sempah at 12.30am on March 9 2010.

Police stopped the Perodua Kancil they were travelling in and seized the slabs of ganja.

Deputy public prosecutor Muhammad Najmi Daud prosecuted. Counsel Zulkafli Abd Hamid appeared for Ahmad Mukamal and Shawal while Ahmad Nizam Hamid was for Suhana.