A 31-year-old male Malaysian national, Devendran A/L Supramaniam, had his death sentence carried out on 18 November 2016 at Changi Prison Complex.
Devendran A/L Supramaniam was convicted of importing 83.36g of diamorphine into Singapore and sentenced to death on 29 July 2014. The Misuse of Drugs Act (MDA) provides for the death penalty if the amount of diamorphine (or pure heroin) imported is 15g or more.
Devendran A/L Supramaniam had been accorded full due process under the law. His appeal against conviction and sentence was dismissed by the Court of Appeal on 5 May 2015.
On 17 November 2016, Devendran’s counsel filed two criminal motions in court for a stay of execution and to re-open his appeal. The criminal motions were heard and dismissed by the Court of Appeal on the same day. His sentence was carried out on 18 November 2016.
Devendran A/L Supramaniam was given the opportunity to petition the President for clemency. The petition for clemency filed by him through his counsel was turned down.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
18 November 2016
Details of Case
CNB officers arrested Devendran A/L Supramaniam at the Woodlands Checkpoint on 12 May 2011. Six packets of granular and powdery substances weighing 2,728.1g were recovered from his motorcycle. The said packets were analysed and found to contain 83.36g of diamorphine. Devendran A/L Supramaniam was convicted of importing not less than 83.36g of diamorphine into Singapore, an offence under section 7 of the MDA, and sentenced to death on 29 July 2014. His appeal against conviction and sentence was dismissed by the Court of Appeal on 5 May 2015.