Malaysian cleared of drug charges freed more than 4 months after escaping death sentence

Mr Beh Chew Boo had been in custody since his arrest in October 2016 at the Woodlands Checkpoint. ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE
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SINGAPORE - A Malaysian man, who escaped the gallows more than four months ago after the Court of Appeal cleared him of a capital drug charge, finally walked out a free man on Tuesday (March 2).

Mr Beh Chew Boo, 38, was released after the same panel of judges, in a 2-1 decision, dismissed a bid by prosecutors to proceed with the trial of four other non-capital charges against him.

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