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Australian, American, Malaysian arrested in Bali for drugs

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There should be no mercy for drug traffickers. Death penalty on the spot.

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There should be no mercy for drug traffickers. Death penalty on the spot.

Including for those who have been caught up in scams operated by local gangs and corrupt law enforcement officers? How do you instantly determine this? Ridiculous.

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With all the coverage in the Australian media over at least a couple of decades regarding Australian drug traffickers and executions, you would think people would be a bit smarter. So, so stupid. Don't expect much help.

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with all the time my luggage is out of my possession at the airport from check-in and check-out and the inability to use proper locks, I think traveling there is Russian roulette.

also, these guys are super small potatoes. if indonesia really has such a large drug problem resources are better allocated going after the big dealers, and the large number of users shows that this super strict policy does not work. sad day for these guys. I bet they wish they could rewind with week,,,

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Those guys are stupid, but the law is stupida! just legislate that all and any human activity and consumption is not the concern of the police or the jailer ( excepting harmful behavior...the obvious ones, alright?).  Send out nurses and social workers in place of the Coppers to persuade the young and weak to avoid excess, etc.  Sell it or anything from government stores ( to keep an eye out for addicts and victims, etc ).  These guys should have been fined heavily for breaking a government monopoly on distribution of stimulants, etc.  80 years ago this kind of thing would be taxed/fined and permitted to continue...

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80 years ago...back when ya granpa was a baby!

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Nice not knowin' ya.

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Peter K

If you show no mercy, then you too can expect no mercy.

Just be aware that in a third of the world they will throw you in jail for other offenses that are “morally based” such as alcohol (a grave sin committed by real sinners) or flirting with someone whom you aren’t married to.

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People know what they are doing, they know the law but they gamble that everything will be fine, never know how many times they got away already. Sorry, smart ass, this time was 1 time to much. No mercy, just look to all sadness and pain drugs bring to everybody.

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Having traveled through Indonesia on a few occasions only someone with a death wish would dabble in drugs there.Its their country and their laws if you dont like its simple dont go there.

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These kinds of things seem like advertisements for incompetence and free passes for high-end criminals. What they seem to be saying is, "we're going to shine a spotlight on relatively low-level users and dealers because we have no ability to catch, or interest in catching, criminal organizations." If it's such a big problem they should be able to put a lot more dope on the table. Doesn't it seem like a pretty transparent ruse? I mean, what a fabulous "perp" walk!

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There should be no mercy for drug traffickers. Death penalty on the spot.

Really? 6.4 million drug users in the country of 250 million people. Methinks, they need to try something else, it seems obviously clear with those numbers, the death penalty is NOT doing what it was intended to do and that is to deter people from buying, selling and using drugs, the numbers are still rising, that means, the death penalty is not working. Time for something different.

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Not often I agree bass but yeah... using harsh penalties against traffickers with claims that they destroy families or whatever hasn't worked in the past, isn't working now and won't work in the future. It's a cop out that removes all traces of personal responsibility. I don't support the traffickers but users make their own choices too.

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you would think people would be a bit smarter

I am sure that if they were caught this time, it probably means that they got away with it before and many others have done the same. If those little bit of drugs are so important, stay the f*** home!

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I think that some people tend to underestimate the narcs in places like Indonesia and the Philippines and it comes as a surprise when the cops turn out to smarter than them.

The Australian is probably looking at some serious charges, 20 grams of methamphetamine is not an inconsequential amount neither is 6 grams of MDMA. This will almost certainly be classified as trafficking. Add to that the fact that the Indonesians, like the Filipinos, see methamphetamine as an especially toxic threat to their society and are increasingly "taking the gloves off " when dealing with the issue. Cops there have pretty much been given the green light to target not only the dealers but users as well and the use of deadly force is on the rise.

The American is pretty much in deep kotoran as well. The quantity involved will definitely trigger trafficking charges.

The Malaysian looks like a proverbial "small fish" but, based on my observations in that part of the world, he'll probably be the first one they shoot.

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 Methinks, they need to try something else, it seems obviously clear with those numbers, the death penalty is NOT doing what it was intended to do and that is to deter people from buying, selling and using drugs, the numbers are still rising, that means, the death penalty is not working. Time for something different

I completely agree with this progress line of thought.

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. No mercy, just look to all sadness and pain drugs bring to everybody.

The sadness and pain is exacerbated because drug addiction is treated as a crime instead of a health issue. Just look at the Netherlands and you can easily see an appropriate way to handle drug addiction. Hint: Decriminalization and treatment.

There should be no mercy for drug traffickers. Death penalty on the spot.

It is dumbfounding how many people have mentalities from 1717 in 2017.

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It is dumbfounding how many people have mentalities from 1717 in 2017.

Actually Tommy, that kind of thinking is a relatively recent phenomenon. Back in 1717 most of the drugs we see today didn't even exist and the ones that did were essentially unrestricted. It wasn't until the later part of the 1800s that the first regulations began to appear and that was mostly concerning opiates, stuff like cocaine and cannabis weren't even considered as drugs.

The kind of mentality you refer to is a product of the temperance/prohibitionist movements that arose around the turn of the twentieth century, the concerted (race based) propaganda campaigns in the 1930s and more recently as a justification for the "war on drugs".

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Simply don't go to Indonesia.

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