A few years back, there was a TV series being aired on NatGeo TV named as Jailed Abroad. Jailed Abroad tells the true stories that would be any traveler’s worst nightmare – when a holiday in paradise becomes a journey into hell that ends up in prison abroad. Travelers with bad luck and stupidity or naivety fell foul of the local legal system and get themselves inside the jail.
Recently, a guy carrying an iPhone to Dubai which was to be given to someone got caught and has been sentenced a death penalty. A video below got viral on the internet which was documented at Abu Dhabi airport where at customs checking, these boxes of seal packed iPhones were being checked. According to sources, there were two boxes of iPhones having cocaine inside them which weighed a kilo.
Here is the complete video:
In a statement, the culprit said that he was carrying these iPhones on a friend’s request to hand over to someone. Further, he said that he had no idea that inside it holds cocaine and he was not carrying any iPhone but drugs inside them. In many countries, the intensity of punishment depends upon the amount of drugs being transported but in many others, the punishment does not depend upon the amount and just a little amount of drugs in your bag can lead you to life imprisonment.
With this guy, he got bad luck and fell into the trap, after investigation and many legal processes he got the death penalty. With cases like these where a cross-country fellow gets such a huge punishment it usually very difficult to get away with it and win the case. Double checking your luggage and other stuff is very important because you can’t trust anyone and anything. You never know what might lead you to trouble.