Thailand Upholds Death Sentence for Two Foreigners Convicted of Smuggling Meth

by Admin on March 2, 2020

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A Thai court in Rayong province recently upheld the death penalty for two foreigners and a Thai national convicted of smuggling 500 kg of meth into the Kingdom.

Australian Luke Joshua Cook and his Thai wife Kanyarat Wediphitak as well as US citizen Tyler Gerard attempted to smuggle the drugs in on yacht but were caught by Thai authorities.

Court documents say that Cook and Gerard sailed the yacht into international waters where they received the meth from a China vessel.

On their way back to Thailand, bound for Pattaya, they were approached by a Thai navy patrol so they ditched the meth into the sea.

The meth eventually washed ashore where locals found it.

Months later, Cook and Gerard were arrested and pleaded guilty to killing another foreigner living in Thailand, Wayne Rodney Schneider.

Schneider, Cook, and Gerard all reportedly had ties to the violent motorcycle gang The Hell’s Angels.

According to Thailand drug lawyers, the death penalty can still be given to people who commit crimes such as drug trafficking and murder.

The last execution in Thailand took place in 2018.

Read the full story here.

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