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A CLANDESTINE diplomatic rescue operation led by Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has spared the life of Sydney woman Kalynda Davis, who was potentially facing a Chinese firing squad after being arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle up to 75kg of the drug ice to Australia.
Ms Davis, 22, of Glenmore Park, was arrested with a Richmond man, Peter Gardner, on November 5 after Chinese customs officers allegedly found the illicit drugs — with a street value of about $80 million — in their checked-in baggage in Guangzhou. Ms Davis had met Mr Gardner, a New Zealand citizen, on dating app Tinder just weeks earlier.
She faced the prospect of being executed by a Chinese firing squad if charged and convicted of drug trafficking.
originally posted by: WeRpeons
Anyone who takes a life or causes someone a life of misery due to maiming or addiction, deserves the death penalty.
Consequences have to be extreme to make people think twice before engaging in the act.
Heroin and other hard drugs have caused many deaths and family heartaches around the world.
There shouldn't be any sympathy for these people, period.
Granted, the death penalty should be applied when there is overwhelming evidence that proves beyond doubt, that the person or persons was responsible. With the ever increasing technology of forensic technology, the chances of putting an innocent person to death has been greatly reduced.