Monday, June 16, 2008

Man to hang for drugs (NST) 17/6/2008. Hanging Judge Datuk Sulaiman Daud


Man to hang for drugs
KOTA BARU: A chicken seller was sentenced to death by the High Court here after he was found guilty of trafficking in almost 2kg of cannabis six years ago.

Judge Datuk Sulaiman Daud passed the sentence on Ou Seng Sameae, 40, after the prosecution represented by deputy public prosecutor Shahidani Abd Aziz proved a prima facie case against the accused.

Ou Seng, from Narathiwat, Thailand, was charged with committing the offence in a house at Kampung Berek Gong Demin at 3.20pm on Jan 10, 2002.

In his judgment, Sulaiman said the court could not accept the accused's defence that the red bag containing 1,996.7gm of cannabis belonged to a friend named Ayub.

Defence counsel Ahmad Nizam Mohamed told the court that on the day in question, Ou Seng and Ayub had gone to the house of another friend, known as "Abang Mat" in Gunong, Bachok, in a car belonging to Ayub.
"The court finds it impossible for Ayub to leave the bag containing such a valuable item with the accused, as the accused had even placed the bag next to his feet in the car," said Sulaiman.

"Therefore, the accused was not an innocent carrier in this case."

Ou Seng appeared calm when Sulaiman passed the death sentence. - Bernama

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