Death penalty for drug lords

The Commission is of the view that drug lords and drug traffickers deserve nothing but to hang by the neck until they die PIC: koreatimes.co.kr
The Commission is of the view that drug lords and drug traffickers deserve nothing but to hang by the neck until they die PIC: koreatimes.co.kr

The Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the Review of the Constitution has recommended that the death penalty should be imposed on drug lords and drug traffickers.

The Commission is of the view that drug lords and drug traffickers deserve nothing but to hang by the neck until they die, thus recommending the amendment of the Act and proposing stricter sentence in the form of death penalty for those dealing in drugs. Currently, any person who traffics in a narcotic drug or psychotropic substance commits an offence and shall be liable to a fine not exceeding P500,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 25 years, or to both. As for the 'drug lords" or people dealing with drugs, the current law stipulates that any person who, without lawful authority, supplies to, or procures for, any person an illicit substance or narcotic drug or psychotropic substance or advertises for sale any such drug or substance, or uses force, intimidation or extortion in supplying to or procuring for, any person an illicit or narcotic drug for sale, commits an offence and shall be liable to a fine not exceeding P500,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 20 years, or to both.

Following the countrywide tour where the Commission ‘consulted’ Batswana, the reports states that there were many views and among them people felt that indiscipline among young people had increased significantly leading to abuse of parents, belligerence to teachers and abuse of drugs. Turning to the issue of bail, especially for repeat offenders, the Commission recommends that the law be amended to deny bail for repeat offenders. “The Commission recommends that the law be amended to provide that repeat offenders, rape, defilement, robbery and stock theft accused should not be released on bail.”

Editor's Comment
Tighten the law on drug dealers

Our youth are perishing; their once hopeful bright future is going down the drain; all because of illicit drugs.It is very easy to blame the addict, but it is not as simple as that! Drug dealing is a very lucrative business for some shameless people amongst our society and as such they have come up with tight strategies on how to push their business.Drug addiction is bad, and while the individual on drugs sometimes might have been the one who...

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