A 21-year-old Romanian was sent to the gallows by the Shah Alam High Court today after he was found guilty for trafficking nearly 1.5 kilogrammes of syabu last year.
Judge Datuk Akhtar Tahir passed the sentence on Lonat Alexandru Golongan after the defense had failed to raise reasonable doubt against the prosecution’s case.
In its ruling, the court said the accused’s defence amounted to only a mere denial, and his statement failed to provide reasonable explanation, to prove his innocence.
Lonut, a part-time driver, committed the offence by trafficking one thousand 494.8 grammes of the drug at the baggage checking division, Kuala Lumpur International Airport on June 26, last year.
He was charged under the Dangerous Drugs Act which provides a mandatory death sentence upon conviction.