Building supervisor sentenced to death for trafficking 9kg cannabis

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 27 Nov 2014

Akbar Ali being escorted out of court by policemen.

ALOR SETAR: A 37-year-old building supervisor has been sentenced to death by the High Court here on Thursday for trafficking 9,401.8g of cannabis last year.

Akbar Ali Abdul Rahman, 37, from Penang, remained calm when the sentence was meted out by Judicial Commissioner Datuk Mohd Zaki Abdul Wahab.

He was found guilty of committing the offence on Oct 12, 2013 at about 9pm in front of the Tok Arau Complex in Arau, Perlis.

The court ruled that the prosecution managed to prove the case beyond reasonable doubt.

The offence under Section 39B(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 is punishable under Section 39B(2) with a mandatory death sentence upon conviction.

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