Man sent to gal­lows for traf­fick­ing 1kg of cannabis

New Straits Times - - News -

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.

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