Home > News > Nation
Friday March 29, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Wednesday April 24, 2013 MYT 2:13:29 PM
SHAH ALAM: Two Iranian sisters were sent to the gallows by the High Court here on Friday for trafficking in methamphetamine at the KL International Airport in Sepang two years ago.
Judge Datuk Nurchaya Arshad handed down the sentence after the defence failed to raise a reasonable doubt against the prosecution's case.
Fatemah Zandiyeh Mohammad, 24, and Tahmineh Zandiyeh Mohammad, 26, appeared calm when the judge read out the sentence, but in the public gallery, their father broke down in tears and almost collapsed.
Fatemah was found guilty of trafficking in 1,489.8gm of methamphetamine, which was found strapped to her waist, at the KLIA's baggage claim area at about 11.30am on May 5, 2011.
Tahmineh was also found guilty of trafficking in 1,497.9gm of the same drugs using the same method and on the same day at the same time and place.
They were charged under Section 39B (1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 which carries a mandatory death penalty upon conviction.
The prosecution called eight witnesses throughout the trial and the defence, two.
Deputy public prosecutor Zainal Azwar Kamaruddin appeared for the prosecution, while the two sisters were represented by lawyers Datuk N.Sivananthan dan R.Vinothini. - Bernama
Tags / Keywords:
Nation, News, Courts and Crime, Iranian sisters, Drug Trafficking
Police: ‘Thirst’ concert cancellation due to safety concerns
Bersih’s Maria Chin arrested over involvement in #KitaLawan rally
Woman alleged to be Petaling Street 'stripper' charged with committing obscene act
Anguished families make ‘last visit’ before Indonesia executions
Indonesia to look into condemned Filipina’s drug trafficking case
Militants to be fitted with EMD after release, says Ahmad Zahid
1MDB: Disclose what needs to be disclosed and put it behind us, says CIMB's Nazir
GTP/ETP report: Malaysia's GDP among highest in region, says Najib
Next stop – Sensational Singapore
How Malaysians abroad are bridging a skills gap
10 ways to discover Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef
Many happy with EPF’s Syariah-compliant retirement savings scheme proposal
Fraser’s Hill literacy weekend
Sazali and Nicol crowned the best once again
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)