Three hanged for drug trafficking

SINGAPORE: Singapore has hanged three men who were convicted of smuggling 35kg of heroin, a newspaper reported yesterday.  

Mohamed Isnin Saleh, 33, Azman Ismail, 35, and Ruzaini Ajis, 32, were executed on Friday morning, the Straits Times said. They were convicted on May 22 of trafficking heroin valued at S$5mil (RM11mil) in August 2001, the report said. 

Under Singapore's laws, anyone caught with more than 15gm of heroin or more than 500gm of marijuana is presumed to be trafficking and faces the death penalty. 

In 2001, Singapore executed 22 people for drug offences. The year before, 17 were hanged. – AP 

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