Lorry attendant gets the gallows for distributing drugs

IPOH: A lorry attendant has been sentenced to death at the High Court after being found guilty of distributing drugs here three years ago.

On Friday (Feb 9), Judicial Commissioner Anselm Charles Fernandis ordered S. Prasagam, 30, to be hanged after the prosecution had proven beyond reasonable doubt that he had committed the offence under Section 39B(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act, which carries the mandatory death sentence.

According to the charge sheet, Prasagam was said to have been found distributing about 110g of drugs, consisting of 101g of heroin and 8.9g of monoacetylmorphine, at a house in Taman Puteri Lindugan Bulan in Pasir Puteh on May 11 at about 7.30pm.

Prasagam, who has a second charge under Section 12(2) of the same Act, was also found guilty of possessing 36.6g of methamphetamine at the same house on the same day and time.

For the second charge, Fernandis sentenced Prasagam to eight years in jail.

Prasagam's lawyer, who declined to be named, told the court that they would be appealing the case and would submit a stay of execution.

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