SHAH ALAM (Bernama) – A Guinean handphone salesman was sentenced to death by hanging by the High Court yesterday after he was found guilty of trafficking 70 Methamphetamine capsules which were hidden in his stomach, two years ago.
Judicial Commissioner Colin Lawrence Sequerah handed down the sentence after finding the defence by the accused, Barry Abdoul, 35, failed to raise any reasonable doubts in the prosecution’s case.
He was charged with trafficking the capsules weighing a total of 678.3 grammes at the Customs inspection counter at Level 3, Arrival Hall, Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), Sepang, and Room 27, Ward 6C, Serdang Hospital, between March 12 and 14, 2012.
Drug trafficking is a capital offence in Malaysia.
Deputy public prosecutor Muhamad Asyraf Md Kamal conducted the prosecution while the accused was represented by counsel Muhammad Rafique Rashid Ali.