Another dumb drug mule is set to spend decades banged up abroad behind bars in Bangkok for secretly trying to smuggle illegal narcotics into the Thai kingdom. This foolish person unsuccessfully concealed one and a half kilograms of cocaine in her fake dreadlocks. What could possibly have gone through this girl’s mind as she stepped off a Qatar Airways flight from Brazil at Suvarnabhumi Airport!

As it turns out the young lady in question here received a hefty jail sentence of some fifteen years and that after pleading guilty to her crime. An additional yet substantial cash fine was also added to her punishment. Should she be not able to pay the fine, extra time will be affixed to her already lengthy stay. It’s a real tough one to swallow in any language. What an absolute waste of a young life.

There is a serious lesson to learn from all this, don’t deal in drugs of any kind full stop. However, if you insist on applying for a job as a drug mule, please do some research. Professional criminals do their homework before ripping off some unfortunate knucklehead from another country.

Dreadlock Girl

A Stark Reminder

I am writing this article as a stark reminder to anyone who for whatever reason, is considering or coerced into heading down this precarious and rocky road. You would only be entering a deep, dark, and dangerous journey where there is little if any hope of seeing any kind of light whatsoever at the end of the tunnel.

Thailand is a wonderful place in which to enjoy a fabulous holiday so why go and spoil it with things beyond your wildest dreams. The consequence for any perilous actions whatever the circumstance, far outweigh the harsh reality of spending the rest of your young life rotting away behind bars in a Thai prison.

Behind Bars at Lard Yao Prison

Lard Yao Central Women’s Correctional Institution in Bangkok is a fancy name for a hell hole of a home from home for female drug smugglers. It is the Thai authorities’ jail of choice to place foreign female criminals and is designed to hold a maximum of 3,268 inmates. Don’t ask me how these stats came about because they still hold up to two hundred women in a single communal cell. No matter how this is viewed, the level of overcrowding is inhuman and inhumane.

As an example, should one female prisoner have the urge to wake up at night to go to the toilet, other inmates automatically shift to take up the vacant space leaving no room for the returning inmate. This unjust action leaves the prisoner having to stand up for the rest of the night, however long that might take.