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    Old Cases: Datchinamurthy a/l Kataiah

    Datchinamurthy a/l Kataiah was arrested on 18 January 2011, after passing Christeen d/o Jayamany a red plastic bag that was later found to have contained no less than 44.96 grams of diamorphine. According to the account, as laid out in the High Court judgment written by Justice Tay Yong Kwang, Datchina’s role was to deliver drugs to Christeen and relay messages between her and his boss, Rajah. In a statement, Datchinamurthy admitted that he knew the packets contained drugs, but that he had committed the offense because he was in a difficult situation financially. He also said in his own defense in court that Rajah had told him that the…