JOHOR BARU: A 25-year-old man was sentenced to death by at a High Court here after he was found guilty of trafficking over 1kg of cannabis three years ago.
Khalil Anuar Sukirman was charged with trafficking 1,942.9g of cannabis at Jalan Dataran 4/5, Taman Kempas here at around 12.30am on Oct 4, 2006.
According to the facts of the case, the drugs were found inside a bag, which was in the basket of the motorbike driven by the accused.
The bag contained two compressed slabs of ganja leaves that were wrapped in foil and cellophane tape.
High Court Judicial Commissioner Datuk Mohd Zawawi Salleh said that the defence had failed to cast a doubt on the prosecution’s case and eventually sentenced the man to death.
The accused was charged under Section 39B(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Laila Lateh prosecuted while lawyer Bustaman Menon represented the accused.
– Article from The Star Online on September 4, 2009.