IPOH, (July 10) — The High Court today sentenced a man to death by hanging after finding him guilty of trafficking in three types of drugs into the country four years ago.
Judicial Commissioner Noorin Badaruddin handed down the sentence on S. Muniandy, 33, after finding that the defence had failed to raise reasonable doubts against the prosecution case.
Muniandy was also fined RM70,000, in default two year’ jail, for drug possession.
In the judgment, Noorin said the defence by the accused was merely a denial.
She said the excuse given by Muniandy that he did not know the men who entered his house were the police was unreasonable as the sixth and seventh witnesses confirmed having heard the men shouted “kami polis” (we are police) when the team raided the house.
“The accused told the court that he saw the men in black clothing which clearly showed that he saw the word ‘POLIS’ (POLICE) written on the police uniform.
“The sixth witness also saw the police holding pump-guns and all of them were in bullet-proof black uniform with the word ‘POLIS’, but Muniandy acted by jumping from the balcony,” she added.
Muniandy was charged with three counts of drug trafficking, involving 504.17g of heroin, 336.5g of Methamphetamine and 212.03g of Monoacetylmorphine at a condominium unit at Jalan Impiana 2, Taman Meru Impiana here at 4.45 pm on Oct 22, 2011.
He was also charged with possession of 3.92g of Ketamine at the same place, time and date.
Deputy public prosecutor How May Ling prosecuted, while Muniandy was represented by lawyers Datuk P.M. Nagarajan, Raja Segaran and Mohd Izhar Ahmad Azmir.– BERNAMA