Singapore executes Malaysian for drug trafficking

Singapore, July 14 (IANS) 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 Singapore 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.

–IANS

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