High Court Sentences 5 Indian Nationals To Death For Trafficking Meth & Ketamine In Port Dickson

source: Live Law

On Wednesday (March 15), at the Seremban High Court, Judge Datuk Azizul Azmi Adnan ordered the execution of 5 Indian nationals aged 30 to 44, after they were found guilty of trafficking 1,510.17 grammes of methamphetamine and 2,789.56 grammes of ketamine.

Among them are Radhakrishan Syam, Fazil Farook, Sainabdeen Siyad, Abdul Kalam Sajeev, and Salim Sabeer.

The act is believed to have taken place on August 3, 2018 at a house in Kawasan Takau Mukim Linggi, Port Dickson.

The men were charged under Section 39B(1)(C) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, which carries the death penalty upon conviction. In addition, they were also found guilty of possessing 996.2 grammes of a substance containing pseudoephedrine.

source: Khazanah Research Institute

Subsequently, they were sentenced to four years in prison each, under Section 9(1) of the Poisons Act 1952, as reported by The Star.

Despite the defence’s efforts to raise a reasonable doubt at the end of its case, Judge Azizul Azmi ruled that the prosecution’s 18 witnesses, led by Deputy Public Prosecutors Ala’uddin Baharom and Husni Fairos Ramly, had indeed provided sufficient evidence to convict the accused.

However, Lawyer Datuk Hariharan Tara Singh, who represented the five accused, stated that he would appeal the High Court’s decision.