Iranian Drug smuggler gets life term

February 8, 2012

The Appeals Court yesterday upheld the death sentence for an Iranian man caught smuggling 4.3 kilograms of crystal meth worth Bt10 million into Thailand, then commuted it to life in prison due to his useful confession.

Alireza Mahmoud Pour Emam Chaei, 28, was arrested on July 30, 2009 at Suvarnabhumi Airport with 4.3kg of ice hidden in a bag of snacks. He told police his friend asked him to deliver the bag to a Thai man at the terminal’s fifth gate but he didn’t know the bag contained drugs.

The lower court had sentenced the man to death but reduced it to life, so he appealed for lighter punishment on grounds that he had no intention to commit a crime. The Appeals Court saw the death sentence commuted to life as appropriate to the case.

One Response to Iranian Drug smuggler gets life term

  1. j.wheeler
    February 18, 2014 at 3:58 am

    Theres over 250 Iranians in 4 the same thing.They await a treaty deal.Now Ya gat ice is made in China and by the Wa deng so its smuggled in from localy now.

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