Yet another Malaysian has been sentenced to death in Singapore for drug trafficking.

The Straits Times reported that Munusamy Ramamurth, 39, was convicted by the High Court in Singapore last Wednesday of being in possession of 57.54gm of heroin, which was found in a bag in his motorcycle's rear storage box when he was arrested on Jan 26, 2018.

Under Singapore's law, anyone found to be in possession of more than 15gm of heroine can be sentenced to death.

In passing the written judgement, Judge Audrey Lim said that she did not believe Munusamy's story that he believed that he was only carrying stolen phones supplied by another Malaysian named Saravanan, to be passed to another person in the island republic.

Lim said that Munusamy, a cleaning services supervisor who has been working in Singapore for the last 14 years, has made up the story.

Munusamy's sentencing comes amid the impending execution of another Malaysian, Nagaenthran K Dharmalingam, also for drug trafficking.

The 33-year-old was supposed to have been hung on Nov 10 for trafficking about 42.72gm of pure heroin, but has since gained two stays on execution.

The first stay is on the grounds of psychiatric assessment after his lawyers argued that he had borderline intellectual disability with an IQ of 69, and the second, after testing positive for COVID-19 while under custody in Changi prison.

Source: Straits Times
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