Two Pakistani men escape gallows, freed of drug charges

SHAH ALAM, Two Pakistani men escaped the mandatory death sentence after the High Court here today discharged and acquitted them of drug trafficking charges last year.

Judge Datuk Mohd Yazid Mustafa made the decision after he was satisfied with the defence of Jan Zada, 37, and S. M. Saeed, 42, that the prosecution had failed to prove the two men had any knowledge of the drug.

Mohd Yazid in his judgment stated that the essence of the charges imposed on both men in the issue of drug possession also failed to be proven and the court ruled that the prosecution had failed to prove a prima facie case against Jan Zada and S. M. Saeed.

The two men were represented by lawyer Datuk Hariharan Tara Singh and K. Shanmugam while deputy public prosecutor from the Royal Malaysian Customs Department (JKDM) Mohd Yazid Sairi appeared for the prosecution.

Jan Zada and S.M. Saeed were charged with two others still at large, with trafficking 88,889 grams of Ketamin at No. 43-G, Block B, Kajang Perdana 3/2, Kajang at about 11.30pm on Jan 26, 2018.

The two who worked as labourers were charged under Section 39 B (1) (a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 and punishable under Section 39B (2) of the same Act, read together with Section 34 of the Penal Code which provides for mandatory death sentence upon conviction.

A total of 16 prosecution witnesses were called to testify during the trial which began in Feb last year.

On Jan 29, 2018, the media reported that JKDM had foiled foreign drug syndicate and seized 37 gunny sacks suspected to contain drugs with a total value of RM18 million in raid at a storage premises in Kajang.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

Two Pakistani men escape gallows, freed of drug charges

SHAH ALAM, Two Pakistani men escaped the mandatory death sentence after the High Court here today discharged and acquitted them of drug trafficking charges last year.

Judge Datuk Mohd Yazid Mustafa made the decision after he was satisfied with the defence of Jan Zada, 37, and S. M. Saeed, 42, that the prosecution had failed to prove the two men had any knowledge of the drug.

Mohd Yazid in his judgment stated that the essence of the charges imposed on both men in the issue of drug possession also failed to be proven and the court ruled that the prosecution had failed to prove a prima facie case against Jan Zada and S. M. Saeed.

The two men were represented by lawyer Datuk Hariharan Tara Singh and K. Shanmugam while deputy public prosecutor from the Royal Malaysian Customs Department (JKDM) Mohd Yazid Sairi appeared for the prosecution.

Jan Zada and S.M. Saeed were charged with two others still at large, with trafficking 88,889 grams of Ketamin at No. 43-G, Block B, Kajang Perdana 3/2, Kajang at about 11.30pm on Jan 26, 2018.

The two who worked as labourers were charged under Section 39 B (1) (a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 and punishable under Section 39B (2) of the same Act, read together with Section 34 of the Penal Code which provides for mandatory death sentence upon conviction.

A total of 16 prosecution witnesses were called to testify during the trial which began in Feb last year.

On Jan 29, 2018, the media reported that JKDM had foiled foreign drug syndicate and seized 37 gunny sacks suspected to contain drugs with a total value of RM18 million in raid at a storage premises in Kajang.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)