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Former National Cyclist Sentenced To Death For Drug Trafficking

Jim Finnel

Fallen Cannabis Warrior & Ex News Moderator
Malaysia: The High Court sentenced a former national cyclist to death after finding him guilty of trafficking 4,477g of ganja in 2006.

Ramli Kasron, 41, from Batu Pahat and charged under Section 39B(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, was calm when Judicial Commissioner Datuk Ahmadi Asnawi passed the sentence.

In passing sentence, Ahmadi said the prosecution had succeeded in proving the case without any reasonable doubt while the defence had only provided bare denials.

However, he said although the court had found the cyclist guilty and passed the death sentence, there were still avenues for him to appeal.

Ramli, who represented the country in the Manila SEA Games in 1991 and participated in several national cycling events, was arrested at the Air Hitam toll plaza on April 19, 2006.

According to the facts of the case, he was found with 4,477gm of ganja or cannabis on back seat of his car when police stopped him at about 6.45pm.

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