Two Israeli men are looking at a death sentence for possession of 23,000 (!) hits of Ecstasy in Thailand. Muffti’s advice: slip the judge a few at the appeal court and give him a massage. From Jpost
A Thai court sentenced two Israel citizens convicted of drug dealing to death on Tuesday.
Alon Mahluf, 37, and Vladimir Agronik, 34, were arrested a year ago in a drug bust on Bangkok’s Kao San Road, a destination popular with Israeli tourists. They were charged and later convicted of possessing some 23,000 ecstasy pills which Thai police said were destined for Italy and the US.
During the large-scale operation, coordinated with US police, a number of other Israeli citizens were arrested, but most were subsequently released once it was established that they had no connection to the drug ring.
The Foreign Ministry said that it was “aware” of the developments and was taking the necessary steps in the matter.
The pair said that they would appeal the grave sentence. The Foreign Ministry further added that in a similar case involving foreign nationals, the sentence was changed in a court of appeals.