SHAH ALAM: An Iranian was sentenced to death by the High Court yesterday for trafficking in drugs found in his bag and stomach.
Judge Noor Azian Shaari sentenced Ahmad Moharam Lotfollah, 23, a mechanic, after finding him guilty of trafficking in 1,149.7gm of methamphetamine at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport arrival hall at 4pm on Feb 3, 2010.
The drugs were found in his suitcase.
He was also found guilty of trafficking in 274gm of methamphetamine at the toilet of the emergency unit at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital between Feb 3 and 5, 2010.
The drugs were discharged from his stomach.
In her decision, Noor Azian said Ahmad was apprehended with 12 packets of drugs in his bag and 39 capsules which he discharged at the hospital.
"He claimed his friend 'Alidonia' asked him to travel to Malaysia for two to three days on a business trip to take some computers back to Iran," Noor Azian said.
"But I find 'Alidonia' was an afterthought, as he was never brought up during the prosecution's case."
She said the 12 packets of drugs were properly concealed in the lining of the bag. Hence, it was impossible that his bag could have been hijacked. She said the defence had failed to raise a reasonable doubt in the prosecution's case.
Deputy public prosecutor Kamalia Yahdi prosecuted, while counsel Richard Ho represented the accused. A total of 10 witnesses testified in the trial.