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  1. Guttz
    Dubai customs authorities said Sunday that they seized marijuana and cocaine smuggled in Christmas cards bearing the message "This brings a special wish your way to brighten up your Christmas day."

    "Dubai customs’ inspectors at [the] general post office foiled a bid to smuggle 1,751grams of marijuana and cocaine into the United Arab Emirates ... hidden cunningly inside parcels containing Christmas cards," the department said in a statement, adding that the cards were "coming from one Asian country and heading towards another Asian country via Dubai."

    Dubai customs authorities occasionally announce drug seizures in the emirate, where narcotic use is strictly prohibited.

    Drug trafficking carries the death penalty in the UAE, but the sentence is usually commuted to life in prison.

    AFP
    Published Monday, December 27, 2010

Comments

  1. Killa Weigha
    So kind of them, letting one spend life in prison for a victim-less "crime"!
  2. CaptainTripps
    It is really all a matter of degree. Under US federal drug laws enough pot can get you the death penality. It is "probably" unconstitional, but it is on the books.


    The sentence of death can be carried out on a defendant who has been found guilty of manufacturing, importing or distributing a controlled substance if the act was committed as part of a continuing criminal enterprise – but only if the defendant is (1) the principal administrator, organizer, or leader of the enterprise or is one of several such principal administrators, organizers, or leaders, and (2) the quantity of the controlled substance is 60,000 kilograms or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of marijuana, or 60,000 or more marijuana plants, or the if the enterprise received more than $20 million in gross receipts during any 12-month period of its existence.

    And this is not even some backword middle eastern country. This is in America.
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