The Shah Alam High Court ordered three men to be sentenced to the mandatory death penalty after finding them guilty of trafficking a total of 585.1g of drugs into the country four years ago.

The three men namely C. Peter Yesudas, 55; V. Kasinathan, 43; and K. Nagaraj, 57 were arrested along with two other accused named Radakrishnan, 52, and Balaguhan, 50. However, the judge has ordered charges against Radakrishnan to be dropped as the man had died in custody. Meanwhile, Balaguhan, 50, is still on the run.

Having said thta, the four men were alleged to have trafficked 432.5gm of heroin and 152.6gm of monoacetylmorphine in a cowshed at Jalan Bukit Beruntung in Rawang on Nov 26, 2019.

According to Judge Datuk Abdul Halim Aman, the three accused provided a testimony that was more of a denial and an afterthought and was not supported by solid evidence.

They were also found to be in direct possession of the drug, with the act of processing the drugs, and knowledge of the drugs in a cow shed, which they had control of, he said.

They were charged under Section 39B(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 which provides the death sentence upon conviction.

The prosecution was conducted by deputy public prosecutor Datin Zuraini Abdul Razak, while the three accused were represented by lawyer Norman Mohd Nasir.

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