KUALA LUMPUR, July 30 (Bernama) -- An Iranian mobile phone trader was sentenced to death by the High Court today after he was found guilty of trafficking 703.8 grammes methamphetamine, also known as syabu, last year.
Concluding that the defence had failed to raise a reasonable doubt on the case against him, Judge Kamardin Hashim added that Adel Zarabi, 40, had merely denied the charge.
"There's only one sentence under Section 39B(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 and so you are sentenced to death," said Kamardin.
Adel committed the offence in front of Sri Putramas 2, Royal Domain Condo, Jalan Putra Mas, Sentul here about 8.05 pm on March 20, 2011.
He was represented by Kamarul Hisham Kamaruddin and deputy public prosecutor Ahmad Akram Gharib prosecuted.