SHAH ALAM, Nov 25 (Bernama) — A Guinean hand phone salesman was sentenced to death by hanging by the High Court here today after he was found guilty of trafficking 70 Methamphetamine capsules which were hidden in his stomach, two years ago.Guinean_To_Hang_For_Trafficking_70_Methamphetamine_Capsules

Judicial Commissioner Colin Lawrence Sequerah handed down the sentence after finding the defense by the accused, Barry Abdoul, 35, failed to raise any reasonable doubts in the prosecution’s case.

He was charged with trafficking the capsules weighing a total of 678.3 grams at the Customs inspection counter at Level 3, Arrival Hall, Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), Sepang, and Room 27, Ward 6C, Serdang Hospital, between March 12 and 14, 2012.

Drug trafficking is a capital offence in Malaysia.

Deputy public prosecutor Muhamad Asyraf Md Kamal conducted the prosecution while the accused was represented by counsel Muhammad Rafique Rashid Ali.







  1. Doc says:

    A bit draconian even for meth, don’t you think?

    • Renae Thompson says:

      I’m rather quite shocked that the punishment is Death by hanging, infact I’m even surprised all that meth hidden in his stomach didn’t kill him.

  2. Simon says:

    Trafficking, too harsh. Manufacturing, debatable as it profits from harvesting everything from child molestation to environmental terrorism with 2-5% resolve (if any at all).

  3. KC says:

    I don’t know. Before I was subjected to dozens of bad neighbors working with bad managers and bad maintenance men, restaurants that think nothing of salting out their soup while you eat yours, and Mexican cartel in public libraries making meth while kids are there after school, I would have thought this was harsh, but given the environmental terrorism these folks are dumping into the water supplies, landfills, and affordable real estate stock, and as Simon said, the effect on children in so many awful ways, I’m wondering if death might not be the kind of threat required to get people off this stuff.