SHAH ALAM: The High Court here today sentenced a Filipino woman to death for trafficking 1.04 kgs of drugs at the Low Cost Carrier Terminal, Sepang two years ago.
Judge Abdul Alim Abdullah sentenced Marivelle Gonzales, 31, a former teacher, after she was found guilty of trafficking in 927 grammes of heroin and 117 grammes of monoacetylmorphines at the airport, at 4 am on March 28 2010.
Abdul Alim concluded that the defence had failed to raise a reasonable doubt on the case against Gonzales and her cautioned statement to the police contradicted her testimony in court.
Gonzales had also agreed during the trial that the police had no motive to entrap her and her cautioned statement was made voluntarily.
In her defence, Gonzales said a man named Joe had offered her US$1,000, a Malaysian work permit and US$250 spending money to bring in the bag, which was found to contain the drugs.
Deputy public prosecutor Kamalia Yahdi prosecuted and lawyer Major (R) Ghazali Taib represented Gonzales.