Ex-cop’s son to hang for ganja trafficking

 The son of a retired policeman was sentenced to the gallows by the High Court after he was found guilty of trafficking ganja (cannabis) weighing 2.3 kilogrammes, two years ago.
Judge Datuk Abdul Rahim Uda handed down the sentence to Mohamad Hasnizam Hussein, 33, after finding the defence had failed to raise any reasonable doubts in the prosecution’s case.
Abdul Rahim also ordered Mohamad Hasnizam, an insurance claims advisor, to serve two years jail to another charge, of being in possession of 10.52 grammes of ganja.
In his judgement, he said the defence that he had not locked the front door grille of his house when he was arrested was mere denial.
Instead, he said, the court accepted the police’s version that they were forced to break the padlock of the grille to gain entry and not only this, the broken padlock was tendered as evidence.
Police found the drugs in a bag thrown out of the balcony of the house located at D-2-11, Section 8, Kota Damansara near here which they raided at 1am on Feb 14 2009.
He committed the possession offence at the same place, date and time.
Drug trafficking is a capital offence in the country.
Deputy public prosecutor Muhammad Fadhli Mat Sutris prosecuted while Mohamad Hasnizam was represented by counsel Salim Bashir.

Story by ISHAH ALAM for AHRN