Singapore upholds death for 2 Indian origin men

Wednesday 01st December 2021 06:09 EST

SINGAPORE: Singapore’s highest court has upheld the death sentence of two Indian origin men convicted of conspiring to traffic at least 1.3 kg of cannabis in March 2016, according to a media report.

Malaysian Kamalnathan Muniandy, 27, and Singaporean Chandroo Subramaniam, 52, had denied being involved in the operation and knowing about the drugs.

The Court of Appeal also dismissed an appeal made by a third man involved in the case, Indian origin Malaysian national Pravinash Chandran, who was sentenced to life imprisonment and 15 strokes of the cane for having drugs in his possession, The Straits Times reported.

Earlier, the High Court had found that Pravinash, 26, was a mere courier of the drugs, and the prosecution had certified that he had helped disrupt drug trafficking activities. On March 5, 2016, Kamalnathan and Pravinash arrived in Singapore via the Woodlands Checkpoint, a causeway link with southern Peninsular Malaysia.

The trio was arrested by officers from the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) shortly after parting ways. The drugs were found in Pravinash’s haversack, said the court in a judgment.

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