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Two Customs officers to hang for trafficking in cannabis

asiaone.com

ALOR STAR – Two Customs enforcement officers were sentenced to death by the High Court yesterday for trafficking in 6.7kg of cannabis in Padang Besar, Perlis, last year.

Ismail Mansor, 43, and Naznin Seman, 48, who were attached to the Kuala Perlis Anti-Smuggling Unit, were found guilty by judicial commissioner Mohd Zaki Abdul Wahab.

Zaki ruled that the prosecution had proved its case beyond reasonable doubt and had presented strong evidence against the Customs officers.

“The accused claimed that they were framed in this case. However, the court finds that their defence was a mere afterthought.”

The families of the accused were seen sobbing after the sentencing.

Ismail and Naznin were jointly charged with trafficking in the drug at a parking space for heavy vehicles in Bukit Keteri, Padang Besar, at 9.30pm on April 27.

Deputy public prosecutor Azhar Mokhtar prosecuted while Ismail and Naznin were represented by Y. Anbananthan.

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