Cannabis trafficking duo get death penalty

GEORGE TOWN, March 27 — The High Court here sentenced two men to death for trafficking 33.181gm of cannabis.

Judicial Commissioner Mohd Amin Firdaus Abdullah concluded at sentencing that the defence for Ahmad Zhahril Mohd Hussin, 29, and Nazri Abdul Hamid, 35, failed to raise reasonable doubt, Bernama Online reported.

The duo were charged under Section 39B(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 with trafficking the cannabis in Permatang Pauh — at the front of Pusat Aneka Sukaramai in Taman Sama Gaga — on June 22, 2007 at 5pm.  The death penalty is mandatory upon conviction for the offence.

Ahmad, a tow truck driver, and Nazri, a shipping clerk, were unmoved when their sentence was read out.

Ranjit Singh Dhillon represented Ahmad and Nazri, while DPP Mohd Amril Johari prosecuted.