The Malaysian Court of Appeals today in Bangkok upheld the death sentence of death by hanging for the three Mexican brothers Gonzalez Villarreal, convicted two years ago for a drug trafficking offense.
The three judges of the court rejected the appeal of the brothers Luis Alfonso, Simon and Jose Regino, who are left to the last appeal to the Federal Court were they will again seek a royal pardon to escape capital punishment.
“Unfortunately, they have rejected their request, the sooner we will present an appeal to the Federal Court,” he said by phone the lawyer for the brothers, Kitson Foong.
The Mexicans were arrested on March 4, 2008 in a raid conducted by the Malaysian Police in the city of Johor, next to a Malaysian and one Singaporean citizen was also sentenced to death.
The lawyer failed to convince the court that the brothers only took care of the cleaning and they were arrested on the outside of the ship where the officers found 29 kilograms of methamphetamine, one stash valued at $ 15 million.
However, the prosecutor argued that drug remains were found on the clothes and hands of the accused.
The three brothers, originally from the state of Sinaloa, left the courtroom crestfallen in Kuala Lumpur after hearing the verdict.
One way to escape the death penalty with Malaysian justice is to replace drug smuggling charges for possession of narcotics. Then they commute the penalty for a long stay in jail and apply punishment spanking.
The Mexican attorney Villarreal Gonzalez also claims that a third of the methamphetamine disappeared while being guarded by the police, which should mean, in your opinion, the cancellation of the trial for a violation of the fundamental rights of its clients.
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