Capital punishment for drug trafficking


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In certain countries (e.g. Indonesia and Singapore) importing, exporting or even possession of illegal drugs is punishable by death.

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Issues

There have been issues about having the death penalty for drug trafficking, including being framed with someone else putting drugs into another's luggage at airports. This can be a concern to people as not to leave luggage unattended.

Countries that apply capital punishment for drugs

Country Drug Charge/ Amount to Apply to Death Penalty Execution Method
Afghanistan Afghanistan firing squad, hanging or stoning
Bangladesh Bangladesh firing squad or hanging
Brunei Brunei hanging
China People's Republic of China firing squad or lethal injection
Republic of China Republic of China firing squad or lethal injection
Cuba Cuba Drug trafficking or manufacturing Firing Squad
Egypt Egypt Drug trafficking or manufacturing hanging or firing squad[citation needed]
Indonesia Indonesia firing squad
Iran Iran Drug trafficking, Drug manufacturing, 3rd Conviction of Drug possession, sales, or distribution firing squad, hanging or stoning
Iraq Iraq firing squad or hanging
Kuwait Kuwait hanging or firing squad
Laos Laos hanging or stoning
Malaysia Malaysia hanging
North Korea North Korea Drug trafficking or manufacturing Firing Squad
Oman Oman
Pakistan Pakistan
Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia decapitation or stoning
Singapore Singapore 1200 grams of opium, 30 grams of morphine, 15 grams of heroin, 30 grams of cocaine, 500 grams of cannabis, 250 grams of methamphetamine hanging
Somalia Somalia firing squad
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka hanging
Syria Syria Drug trafficking or manufacturing Hanging
Thailand Thailand lethal injection[1] decapitation
United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates firing squad, stoning or decapitation
United States United States
Florida,[2] Connecticut
lethal injection, electrocution
Vietnam Vietnam lethal injection (formerly firing squad)
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe hanging
A sign at the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport warns arriving travelers that drug trafficking is a capital offense in the Republic of China.


The Singapore embarkation card contains a warning to visitors about the death penalty for drug trafficking under the Misuse of Drugs Act. Warning signs can also be found at the Johor-Singapore Causeway and other border entries.

See also

References

  1. ^ Death penalty in Thailand
  2. ^ Lundin, Leigh (2011-07-10). "Casey Anthony Trial– Aftermath". Capital Punishment. Orlando: Criminal Brief. http://criminalbrief.com/?p=17459. "With 400 condemned on death row, Florida is an extremely aggressive death penalty state, a state that will even execute for drug trafficking." 

External Links

Methods of Execution by Country - NutzWorld.com


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