Aussies Face Death Penalty In China

SEVERAL Australians have been arrested in China for allegedly trying to smuggle home large amounts of drugs and some of them face the death penalty. Alarm about the practice and the number of individual arrests in recent months has prompted the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to issue fresh travel advice for China specifically warning of the dangers of carrying drugs there. Because of a major crackdown on drug use in China, the death penalty is mandatory for those convicted of carrying amounts of drugs that are clearly to be sold for profit rather than for personal use.

Source: The Australian,