Man sent to gallows for trafficking 1kg of cannabis
KUALA LUMPUR: A chicken riceseller was yesterday sentenced to death by the High Court after being found guilty of trafficking almost one kilogramme of cannabis.
In meting out the sentence, judicial commissioner Datuk Mohamad Shariff Abu Samah told Ng Kah Loon, 37, that the prosecution had succeeded in proving a case beyond reasonable doubt.
“The prosecution has proven that the yellow plastic bag containing the cannabis was in Ng’s possession as he was holding it in his right hand, and had thrown the bag away when he was approached by a police raiding team.
“The accused had also tried to run away, but was arrested by police,” said Shariff.
Ng, a father of two, was found guilty of trafficking in 977g of cannabis at the five-foot way in front of Seng Heng Electrical at Jalan Sarjana in Taman Connaught, off Jalan Cheras, near here, at 7.15pm on Aug 26, 2015.
Counsel C.W. Chan, in mitigation, told the court that his client was the sole breadwinner of his family.
“Besides his wife and two children, aged 2 and 7, he is also looking after his parents,” he said.