Taiwanese heroin smuggler gets life in prison
published : 9 Oct 2019 at 12:27
writer: Online Reporters
A Taiwanese man has been sentenced to life imprisonment for trying to smuggle 5.6 kilogrammes of heroin labelled as talcum powder out of Thailand through Don Mueang airport in April.
The Criminal Court passed sentence on Chen Kuan Lin, 38, a Taiwanese national, on Wednesday.
Prosecutors charged him with having heroin in his possession with intent to sell and trying to smuggle the drug out of the country for sale.
Chen was arrested at Don Mueang airport on April 26 after police found 5.6kg of heroin hidden in 18 tins labelled prickly heat powder as he was about to board a flight to Taiwan.
The court initially handed down a death sentence, commuted to life imprisonment because he confessed.