By Winnie Yeoh
GEORGE TOWN: A Singaporean has been sent to the gallows for trafficking in more than 2kg of MDMA, a substance used in making ecstasy pills, six years ago.
Oh Tian Sang, 48, a former pub owner, was found guilty of trafficking in 2,325gm of methylenedioxymethamphetamine at the narcotics office of the Penang International Airport at about 9pm on Jan 31, 2003.
In his judgment, Justice Abdul Rahim Uda said Oh had failed to create doubt in the prosecution's case.
He said Oh, in his defence, testified that he was going to Paris from Singapore for about five days and while in Paris, a friend had asked for his help to deliver two boxes of cake and bread to a girlfriend in Penang.
"Oh said he agreed and, upon arrival at the Penang International Airport after a transit in Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur, narcotics officers found him with the drugs," said the judge.
Justice Abdul Rahim said that Oh's statement was not believable as the latter had not mentioned anything about the incident to the police earlier.
When the decision was read, Oh appeared calm. His family members were not present in court.
Oh's counsel R.S.N. Rayer told the court that he would be appealing the decision. The deputy public prosecutor was Suhaimi Ibrahim.
-The Star/Asia News Network