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Should Drug Traffickers Be Killed?

In certain parts of the world, the punishment for drug trafficking is death. I do know that as humans we do not have the right to take the life of another. This is the realm of God. Only he gives and he takes.

Unfortunately, the issue here is beyond this simple argument. Many countries have laws such as this to ensure that nobody will dare to do drugs in their countries. Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia are some of such countries.

When tourists enter these countries they are informed of the rules within these nations. There are huge posters and notices informing visitors at all entry points. There is no way anyone can plead ignorance if caught.

Hence, this is the plight of my article today. What should the government do if someone knowingly enters these countries with a lot of drugs on their being? Should the law be pushed aside in the name of humanitarian grounds and those caught be fined or given a jail term instead or should death be the answer?

Currently, there seem to be an issue in Indonesia where two Australians have been caught for the above mentioned offence. it seems that everyone has his or her opinion on the matter. The social media is abuzz and netizens have different opinions on the matter.

It cannot be denied that the punishment of death is harsh but it also cannot be denied that the smuggling was done with full awareness that death is the punishment if caught ..... and they were caught.

It does not make sense to bring too many outside issues into the matter. Just because Indonesia is less developed than Australia does not mean that their laws are irrelevant. The law need to be adhered to but what if the law seem too harsh?

So my fellow friends, how do we get around this little pickle that we have found ourselves in?


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Comments

scheng1 wrote on February 23, 2015, 7:19 AM

I support the government in this matter. Drug trafficking can affect many families, and result in more serious crimes, such as robbery, and murders.

Shadi wrote on February 23, 2015, 7:37 AM

I am with the death sentence when it comes to crimes such as drug trafficking. Drugs cause so much harm to our society and many die because of that too.

wolfgirl569 wrote on February 23, 2015, 9:47 AM

If the law is very clear then they knew the chance that they were taking.

LeaPea2417 wrote on February 23, 2015, 1:06 PM

I think the death penalty pertaining to this crime is good. It sends a message that drug trafficking wont be tolerated.

Kasman wrote on February 23, 2015, 2:30 PM

Drug traffickers bring death and misery to many people. I have neither compassion nor sympathy for anyone who sells lethal drugs. I would feed them their own product until it comes out of their ears - and then hang them.

GemstonePink wrote on February 23, 2015, 5:03 PM

A tough call for me. Drug traffickers do bring death and destruction to so many. Will have to think long and hard about this one.

Kungfu123 wrote on February 24, 2015, 6:56 AM

I don't think drug trafficker is such a serious crime that should be killed.

MelissaE wrote on February 24, 2015, 9:13 PM

Ooh...I don't know. If they knew the penalty of their crimes before they smuggled in the drugs. Well...that is the law of the land. I remember several years ago, an American teenager was caught breaking into cars in Singapore (I think it was Singapore.). The boy was punished to something like 3 lashes with a cane. There was an uproar, but the sentence was carried out.

Vitta wrote on February 25, 2015, 12:42 AM

I am just waiting to see how this case in Indonesia is going to end. Either way it is going to be messy.

Dawnwriter wrote on March 6, 2015, 5:51 AM

Laws of a country must be obeyed. I also think there should be death penalty for rape of children and gang rapes. Fear of law should be put into people. There are too many horrendous crimes nowadays and nobody fears the punishment.

Dawnwriter wrote on March 6, 2015, 5:54 AM

I agree actually. For drugs, people sell off their children, break into homes, kill people for $2 or sell their own bodies. Drugs are responsible for a lot more violence than just injecting something in the body.

crowntower wrote on March 7, 2015, 2:55 AM

Sad thing is we need to be humans, enough we are dealing with human but a demon possessed! With crooked mindset and so selfishly evil pushing people to sin and ruin their lives.

trufflehunter wrote on March 7, 2015, 3:28 AM

Troublesome as it might seem to rehab some serious drug traffickers, I am with you in the belief that we don't have the right to take the life of another.