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Malaysia: "red alert" against drug trafficking

Posted on January 3rd, 2012 by Global Ganja Report and tagged , , , .

South East AsiaMalaysian airport authorities have been placed on a "red alert" against drug trafficking following a surge over the past year in arrests and drug seizures. Customs officers are screening all inbound passengers to Kuala Lumpur International Airport. The airport's customs director M. Govinden said 195 kilograms (430 pounds) of drugs had been seized and 33 people arrested at the city's two air terminals so far this year, despite Malaysia's tough anti-drug laws which include a mandatory death sentence for traffickers.

Malaysia: life imprisonment, caning for cannabis

Posted on June 3rd, 2011 by Global Ganja Report and tagged , , , .

South East AsiaA court in Kuching, Malaysian Borneo, sentenced a 23-year-old postman to life imprisonment and 12 strokes of the rattan cane on May 31 for cultivation of cannabis in his house. Zubairi Ismail was also guilty of possessing 2.17 grams cannabis, for which he was sentenced to 12 months' imprisonment. Judge Nixon Kennedy Kumbong ordered the jail sentenced to run consecutively. Ismail was given the maximum penalty for the first offense possible under Malaysia's Dangerous Drugs Act of 1952. Zubairi appeared calm but his mother wept when the judgement was delivered. (Borneo Post, May 31)

Malaysia: death for 30 kilos

Posted on August 7th, 2010 by Global Ganja Report and tagged , , .

South East AsiaAn "unemployed" man, R. Satia­moorty, 26, found with 29.298 kilograms of cannabis in his rented car near Setapak, Malaysia, was sent to the gallows Aug. 7. Said High Court Justice Azman Abdullah: "There is only one punishment for drug trafficking, which is death... Drugs is public enemy number one." (The Star, Malaysia, Aug. 7)

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