2 brothers win appeal, acquitted of drug trafficking

An appeals court has acquitted two brothers of selling almost a kilogram of cannabis five years ago.

A three-member bench presided over by Justice Hanipah Farikullah said the complaint of Rubanraaj Sandanasamy, 27, and his brother, Nagaraja, 35, was well founded. based on section 182A of the Code of Criminal Procedure to properly consider security issues. “This is a miscarriage of justice that allowed the intervention of the Court of Appeal,” said Hanipa, who was joined by Judges Ahmad Nasfy Yasin and Lim Chong Fong.

Earlier, lawyer Affifuddin Ahmad Hafifi argued that the trial judge did not fully understand the evidence regarding police reports and statements from defense witnesses. “A judge of the Supreme Court cannot say that the defense is only a presumption or a mere denial.

Affifudin said, “This is a huge misdirection by way of misdirection that results in a miscarriage of justice.” The High Court of Shah Alam sentenced him and the brothers, who owned a car, to death on February 7, 2020 for selling 961g of cannabis from Prima Bayu Apartment in Taman Bayu Perdana, Klang on April 26, 2018.

Assistant Public Prosecutor Atiqah Abdul Karim said they had the intention to commit the crime and have the possession and control of drugs. Atiqah said Rubanraaj’s bad behavior could be seen when he fled the scene of the crime during the police raid.

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