Man sentenced to death for trafficking in Methamphetamine

The accused being escorted by police officers.

By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, Aug 21: The High Court here sentenced an unemployed man to death for  trafficking in Methamphetamine.

The prosecution had called seven witnesses to prove the case against the accused.

After having heard the submissions from both parties, Court of Appeal Judge Dato’ Supang Lian found that the prosecution has proved the case beyond reasonable doubt.

Justice Supang Lian found the accused guilty of the offence of trafficking dangerous drugs as charged and gave him the death penalty.

Jason Hew was accused of trafficking 211.95 grammes of Methamphetamine at a rented house in Taman Tematu Hill, Jalan Datuk Stephen Yong, at about 7.15 pm on September 11, 2018.

He was charged under Section 39B(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 and punishable under Section 39B(2) of the same Act, which carries a death sentence or imprisonment for life and whipping of not less than fifteen strokes, upon conviction.

DPP Ronie Entili prosecuted while the accused is represented by Counsel Louis Jalau.—DayakDaily