Death for Indian for drug trafficking in Malaysia
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Last Updated: Wednesday, December 08, 2010, 23:04
Kuala Lumpur: A Malaysian court has sentenced a 41-year-old Indian national to death for drug trafficking, reports said here on Wednesday.

Bahurudeen Mohammad Yusuof Ghaney was sent to the gallows for trafficking in 10 kgs of ketamine at the Penang International Airport January last year.

Ghaney sobbed in the dock when the decision was read out by High Court judicial commissioner Mohd Amin Firdaus Abdullah.

Mohd Amin Firdaus, in his decision, said the defence had failed to raise reasonable doubt on the prosecution's case.

However, Ghaney, in his defence, had said that the bag containing the drugs was given to him by a man named Farouk, who is his neighbour, and told the former to bring the bag to Malaysia.

The accused had also said that he did not know the contents of the bag and that he only found out the contents at the airport here.

"As a highly educated man, won't you ask yourself, what was in the bag? You would not simply bring the bag.

"When somebody gives you RM3,000 (40,000 rupees) as expenses, and when on return to Chennai you would get another 10,000 rupees...... it is unreasonable," Mohd Amin Firdaus said.


First Published: Wednesday, December 08, 2010, 23:04

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