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32. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1656 posts) 9y

Quoting Mel.

Hello Karazyal

Neither the prisoner I spoke with nor I claim, that the prisoners are innocent, of the crimes committed.
And, I do not consider it my job, to be judge and jury. Somebody else has already filled this role.

Mel

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Duhhh!! Drug dealers, if they are successful, bring this cheap dope back home and often sell that dope to children!

If they can't do the time (even if it's in a foreign prison) don't do the crime!

I don't mind being a judge and jury - if a person is a drug trafficker
he should receive whatever penalty that applies to the crime.

Do the crime - do the time!

33. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Karazyal and Oslaue

I am not sure what u two are hoping to achieve, with this conversation. Are u trying to convince me, not to visit and/or write to prisoners?

Mel

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35. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Oslaue
U havent answered my question.

Mel

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37. Posted by Laura_B (Respected Member 352 posts) 9y

A lot of foreigners who end up in Thai prisons put themselves in awkward positions, i.e. running out of money and not being able to return home. So what do they do? Out of desperation they get involved with the wrong people, take a chance with doing a drug deal. I don't have that much sympathy for people like that. But after reading various book about foreigners and their time in Thai prisons, it made me realise how difficult it can be for them.

Have a read of "welcome to hell" (Colin Martin), the guy who wrote it spent many years in Thai jails, and not because of drugs, but he was set up for a murder. I found the story very heart breaking, and I can't believe this man finished his sentence alive. It sure scared the hell out me, there's no way I'd ever want to get mixed up with Thai law after reading this.

38. Posted by oslaue (Full Member 571 posts) 9y

unique and unfortunate case...

but if thai officials were involved in illegally stinging innocent tourists then i think EU, USA etc would deal with thailand quite aggressivly...

there for i dont think its in there interests to do it...just some dodgy cops want to make the extra few quid.

im sure the majority of people locked up there in thailand are there for a very good reason. why else does australias pm issue a plea to people not to carry drugs through thailand!

im sure some of the people are desperate for cash but obviously the thought of death sentence and life in prison appeals to them!

i have heard storys of police planting drugs on people i used to know and the police looked for a certain figure of $$$ or he would arrest him...thats why they say to you, use those small pad locks to zip your backpack up etc...and actually to keep away from the police...dont get into trouble and keep away from places were drugs might be...

39. Posted by Laura_B (Respected Member 352 posts) 9y

Quoting oslaue

unique and unfortunate case...

i have heard storys of police planting drugs on people i used to know and the police looked for a certain figure of $$$ or he would arrest him...thats why they say to you, use those small pad locks to zip your backpack up etc...and actually to keep away from the police...dont get into trouble and keep away from places were drugs might be...

This is one of the reasons I stayed away from the full moon party, 5 years ago it would have apealled to me, but being a bit older & wiser (I hope) I decided not to go, it just smelled trouble & not worth the hassle.

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