Death for Indian for drug trafficking in Malaysia

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 8, 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.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - 23:04

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