Two Drug Couriers May Escape Singapore Gallows

WSJ Blog, 18 Sep 2013
Two convicted drug traffickers on death row in Singapore, including a Malaysian citizen, may escape the gallows after prosecutors ruled Wednesday that they had provided substantive assistance to police in fighting narcotics-related crime.
In a statement, the Attorney-General’s Chambers said it would certify in court that Yong Vui Kong – a 24-year-old Malaysian – and Subashkaran Pragasam – a 29-year-old Singaporean – had “substantively assisted the Central Narcotics Bureau in disrupting drug trafficking activities within and outside Singapore.”
If the two men can prove that they were merely couriers – as opposed to ringleaders, manufacturers, distributors and sellers – Singapore courts would have the discretion of punishing them with life sentences and at least 15 strokes of the cane, instead of the death penalty, the agency said. Full story

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