Malaysia arrest four Europeans for illicit drug manufacturing!

14 Nov
Methamphetamine Ketamine

Methamphetamine Ketamine

Four Europeans are among the 11 arrested in an operation in which police seized 240 kilograms of Malaysia liquid ecstasy, 34 kilograms of methamphetamine, local media reported today.

Among those arrested is a Dutch, one French and two British, who were caught in a factory where drug allegedly manufactured in Penang, northwestern Malaysia.

In a raid last Friday, the officers arrested the suspects and seized drugs valued at 4.6 million euros, as well as four vehicles, including two luxury.

The police commander, Rashid Ibrahim, explained that the laboratory produced drugs for the local market and abroad, adding that those arrested are being questioned. Also stated that they have between 24 and 60.

In Malaysia, drug trafficking is punishable by death by hanging.

Capital punishment in Malaysia applies to murder, drug trafficking, treason, and waging war against Yang di-Pertuan Agong (the King). Recently, the law has been extended to include acts of terrorism. Any terrorists, and anyone who aids terrorists, financially or otherwise, are liable to face the death penalty.

Only High Courts have the jurisdiction to sentence someone to death. Juvenile cases involving the death penalty are heard in High Courts instead of the juvenile court where other juvenile cases are heard. Appeals to the Court of Appeal and the Federal Court are automatic. The last resort for the convicted is to plead pardon for clemency. Pardons or clemency are granted by the Ruler or Yang di-Pertua Negeri (Governor) of the state where the crime is committed or the Yang di-Pertuan Agong if the crime is committed in the Federal Territories or when involving members of the armed forces. Death sentences are carried out by hanging as provided in Section 281 of the Criminal Procedure Code.

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