A 48-year-old Indian was on Friday sentenced to death by a Malaysian court for drug trafficking.

Athiseshan Singaram was sentenced to be hanged after he was found guilty of trafficking 25 kg of ketamine at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) two years ago.

Judicial Commissioner Mohd Yazid Mustafa passed the death sentence on Athiseshan after ruling that the prosecution had proven the case beyond doubt, Bernama news agency reported.

He said the defence was on denial mode but evidence from the prosecution witnesses clearly showed that Athiseshan constantly held the bag containing the drug and knew about its contents at all times.

Athiseshan was found guilty of committing the offence at the customs examination counter of the airport on July 26, 2008.

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