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Drug courier escapes gallows after Singapore reforms

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A heroin courier has become the first convicted drug trafficker in Singapore to avoid a death sentence following reforms in the application of capital punishment, officials said Thursday. 

A warning sign at a bus stop reads, "Take drugs and you could spend 12 months in a cell this size with 2 other people", in Singapore, January 20, 2006. A heroin courier has become the first convicted drug trafficker in Singapore to avoid a death sentence following reforms in the application of capital punishment, officials said Thursday.

Singaporean Abdul Haleem Abdul Karim, 30, was saved from the gallows because he was a mere courier and assisted the police in disrupting the activities of drug traffickers, the Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC) said.

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