A 39-year-old laundry operator in Malaysia was sentenced to death by the High Court there for “trafficking more than 1kg of cannabis last year.”
The prosecution had proven its case against Nazli Sahid Said “beyond reasonable doubt,” ruled Judicial Commissioner Datuk Zakiah Kassim, reports New Straits Times.
Mere possession of more than 200 grams of cannabis carries a mandatory death penalty by hanging in Malaysia.
Nazli, from Penang, Malaysia, was convicted of trafficking 1.06 kilograms of marijuana at Mergong, Alor Star at 10 p.m. on December 24, 2010.
Counsel J. Martin represented Nazli in the trial, while deputy public prosecutor Datuk Razali Che Ani led the “successful” prosecution resulting in the death sentence.
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