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    Jailed fo 15 years on appeal for the smuggling of 251 milligrammes of Cocaine .

    Court rejects ex-model Yuyee’s request for bail


    Former actress and model Chatchaya Cuesta Ramos, better known as Yuyee, who is serving a 15-year sentence for cocaine smuggling

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a request for bail by imprisoned former actress and model Chatchaya Cuesta Ramos, better known as Yuyee, who is serving a 15-year sentence for smuggling cocaine into the country.

    Yuyee, 43, also formerly known as Alisa Inthusamit, was taken from prison to the Criminal Court to hear the Supreme Court’s decision on Wednesday morning.

    She was arrested on Nov 10, 2012 at Don Mueang airport after customs officers found a very small amount of cocaine in her bag. She had arrived on a flight from Vietnam.

    She was charged with the illegal possession and smuggling of 251 milligrammes of a Type 2 narcotic drug into the country.

    On June 12, 2014, the Criminal Court convicted and sentenced her to 15 years in jail and fined her 1.5 million baht. Initially, she was sentenced to a jail term of 20 years and a fine of 2 million baht. The term was reduced by one-fourth to 15 years and a fine of 1.5 million baht.

    A prison term of three months earlier handed down in a separate case by the Min Buri Court, which convicted her of smuggling protected wildlife into the country, was added to the sentence.

    In September, 2015, the Appeal Court upheld the lower court’s ruling.

    Both courts rejected the former actress's requests for release on bail, deeming her a flight risk. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court also denied her release on bail.

    She was taken back to the Central Women Correctional Institute in Bangkok’s Bang Khen district. So far, she has spent 2 years and nine months in jail.

    Yuyee and her husband Francisco Ramos, a Spanish TV presenter for Discovery Channel, have always claimed she was framed by an influential person they had angered by setting free animals held by wildlife traffickers.

    Court rejects ex-model Yuyee?s request for bail | Bangkok Post: news

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    How is 2.5 grams considered smuggling?

    Maybe 2.5 kilo, is smuggling ...

    Yet another USA led "War on Drugs" success story!

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    That's a good sized line for each nostril, bang out of order.
    Don't go near drugs in Thailand!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Earl View Post
    How is 2.5 grams considered smuggling?

    Maybe 2.5 kilo, is smuggling ...

    Yet another USA led "War on Drugs" success story!
    It's not even 2.5 grams - there's 1000mg in a gram, so 250mg is only 1/4 of a gram. Extremely harsh punishment for such a small amount!

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    That is ridiculous! But my question is why would she have saved so little? Should have hoovered it before she got on the plane.

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    Thai like contrition. If she put her hands up immediately and claimed an addiction because she was depressed and promised to undergo rehabilitation she would have been fine. But she didn't. Judges don't like it.

    Those animals that kicked the security guard to death but who subsequently confessed and immediately apologised will probably be out of jail in 4 - 5 years.

    On reading some of the comments in the BP it seems evident there is a wee bit of history to this prosecution and its motives.
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    Scary stuff 15 years
    Fuck me I will be dodging a few uk lads who regularly use coke and other class A
    It could get you years just by association, I new it was archaic but I thought it was just if you wad caught with a decent amount.
    I don't know how much 250 milligrams is but it does not sound much
    That's totally shocked me

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub
    That is ridiculous! But my question is why would she have saved so little? Should have hoovered it before she got on the plane.
    Good thinking, Snubs...Lends credence to their argument about being framed...

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    ^^ JB, it's only a quarter of a gram...Mentioned above...

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    Interesting that the prison term was lowered after the appeal...Usually, they shite on them harder, don't they?...

    Strange case...

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    Poor "protected and endangered species" only rated 3 months of jail...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbobs
    I don't know how much 250 milligrams is but it does not sound much
    Cut an Aspirin in half and grind it up.

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    claimed she was framed by an influential person they had angered by setting free animals held by wildlife traffickers.
    The only problem is that in Thailand that is quite plausible.

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    So the angry influencial tosser bought her jail sentence as well as her offense.

    Yup, that's an angry Thai for you.

    If they have money, they get you hauled off to the clinky.

    If they don't, they get seven of their mates to stomp on your head for half an hour.


    Strange form of Buddhism if you ask me.

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    I always check and recheck my luggage before flying to thailand, I don't use the stuff anyway and I stay well away from anyone who does it's just not worth the punishment meter out .

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    Yes, 250 mg is about your average-sized Asprin tablet.

    NOT "smuggling".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    So the angry influencial tosser bought her jail sentence as well as her offense.
    Undoubtedly the sentence reflects a not guilty plea.

    But how easy is it to pay someone to plant something?

    A few years back a Thai Airways steward flying to the magic kingdon kicked this Saudi out of business class because he only had an economy ticket.

    When they landed in Saudi Arabia, customs amazingly found 2kg of weed in his luggage.

    The flight and cabin crew to a man (and woman) all said it was a fit up and the airline stood behind him and hired the most expensive lawyer they could find, and the Thai foreign ministry intervened as well.

    I never did find out what happened; I'm assuming it all just went away.

    Oh, and the passenger in question was a vacationing customs officer who worked at that airport.


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