SHAH ALAM: A Morrocan man was sentenced to death by the High Court yesterday for trafficking in more than six kilograms of methamphetamine.
Judicial commissioner Choong Siew Khim sentenced Mohammed Seddiki, 27, a car salesman after finding the prosecution had proven their case beyond reasonable doubt.
Mohammed was travelling with two German men – Najib Sayed, 27, and Yossuf Ezami, 26, – when the offence was committed.
Najib, a dispatch rider and Yossuf Ezami, a marketing officer, were also charged with Mohammed.
All three were charged with trafficking in 6.6 kg of methamphetamine at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport arrival hall at 8.45am on Jan 1, last year.
The court, however, freed Najib and Yossuf after finding their defence had raised a reasonable doubt.
The two had claimed they had no knowledge of the contents in the bags they were holding as the bags were given to them by Mohammed.
The three were travelling from Germany and had transit in Instanbul and Gaziantep, Turkey before arriving Malaysia.
DPP Rozanna Abd Hadi from the Customs Department prosecuted while Mohammed, Najib and Yossuf were represented by counsel T. Suresh, Karpal Singh and Datuk N. Sivananthan, respectively.
A total of 10 witnesses testified in the trial.