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Singapore executes Malaysian for drug trafficking

IANS  |  Singapore 

A Malaysian national, Prabagaran Srivijayan, was executed here on Friday after being sentenced to death in 2014 for importing heroin.

Prabagaran, 29, was hanged to death at the Changi Prison at 6 a.m.

He was arrested in April 2012 at the Woodlands Checkpoint after two packets carrying 22.24 grams of the drug were recovered from a Malaysian-registered vehicle that he was driving, the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) said.

The Court of Appeal on Thursday dismissed an eleventh-hour motion to halt his execution, reports Channel News Asia.

The Misuse of Drugs Act provides for death penalty if the amount of heroin imported is more than 15 grams.

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First Published: Fri, July 14 2017. 15:26 IST
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