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MALAYSIA: 30-year-old Nigerian woman gets death penalty for drug trafficking

 The court said all evidence brought against her, which she failed to convincingly counter, proved that she is guilty of trafficking the banned substance.

The Malaysian High Court has sentenced to death a 30-year-old Nigerian, Mary George Unazi for drug trafficking.

The presiding judge, Datuk Ghazali Cha, gave Mary a death penalty on Thursday, May 14 for trafficking 765.9gm of metamphetamine at the KL International Airport (KLIA) on May 10th 2011.

In his judgement, Justice Cha said all evidence brought against her, which she failed to convincingly counter, proved that she is guilty of trafficking the banned substance.

Unazi was arrested at the baggage claim area at the international arrival hall of KLIA. She was charged under Section 39B(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 of Malaysia which carries a mandatory death penalty upon conviction.

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