SHAH ALAM: A Nigerian carpenter was sentenced to death by the High Court here today after finding him guilty of trafficking in 1,001.7 grammes of methamphetamine three years ago.
Judge Datuk Mohd Yazid Mustafa passed the death sentence on Chuks Shedrack Iduh, 32, after the defence failed to raise reasonable doubts on the prosecution’s case.
Iduh committed the offence at the Passenger Screening Branch 1, International Arrival Hall of the KL International Airport about 10.45pm on Sept 11, 2012.
The offence was committed under Section 39B (1) (a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 and punishable under Section 39B (2) of the same Act which carries the mandatory death sentence.
Iduh’s lawyer, Luqman Mazlan told Bernama that the court found his (Iduh) defence that he had no knowledge of the drugs in the bag which was given by his friend in Nigeria, to be a mere denial.
“His defence that the purpose of his travel to Malaysia was to find a job also failed to raise reasonable doubts because he had bought a return ticket to Nigeria for a period of 10 days,” Luqman said.
Nine prosecution witnesses and two defence witnesses were called during the trial.- BERNAMA