GEORGE TOWN, April 10 – Two men were sentened to death by hanging by the High Court, here, today after being tried on two charges involving drug trafficking three years ago. Judge Datuk Zamani Abdul Rahim made the decision after hearing the defence from the two accused, P.K. Saravana Kumar and Ung Sing Seng, and taking into consideration public interest. On the first and second charge, Saravana Kumar, 33, and Ung, 50, were accused of trafficking 266.8 gm of heroin and 19.9 gm of monoacetylmorphine at Mutiara Court, 33-02-02, Lorong Delima 20, Green Lane, here, at 10.20pm on May 23, 2011.
They were charged under Section 39B(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, which carries a mandatory death sentence upon conviction. Both were called to make their defence on Dec 20, 2013. Zamani also sentenced Saravana Kumar and Ung to one year’s jail from their date of arrest, May 23, 2011, for possessing scheduled poisons. They were charged with having 42,117.2 gm of caffeine and 294.9 gm of chloroquine without a permit and valid approval from the authorities. The offence under Section 9(1) of the Poisons Act 1952 (Revised 1989) was committed at the same place, date and time. DPP Siti Fatimah Talib appeared for the prosecution while the two accused were represented by lawyer S. Rethinakumar.