My opinion on Schapelle Corby
For any non-Australian's that stumble upon this here blog, Schapelle Corby is one of the biggest news stories in the past few years.
RECAP : Bogan girl from Queensland (Bogan-ville) is caught at Denpasar airport in Indonesia with 4.2kgs of marijuana in her body board bag. Poor ol' Schapelle claims it was not hers and she has never seen it before in her life. Indonesians attempt to impose the death penalty but only manage to lock her up for 20 years. Public outcry to save her life blames it on airport bag handlers creating an international drug cartel. Court case fails miserably and Schapelle is left to sit in jail for a while.
The thing that was a complete giveaway for me is that she was attempting to take a 'boogie-board' in to Bali all the way from Australia. This has two clear faults.
1. You can just get a board in Bali for crying-out-loud. Instead of carting a 4.2kg board from Brisbane to Sydney to Bali, why would't you just save all the effort and rent/buy one over there...unless of course you are importing 4.2kg of pot.
2. Anybody that would be serious enough about body boarding to take their board with them, would call it a body board. Not our friend Schapelle who likes to call it a boogie-board like she is some 6 year old kid on Christmas holidays.
Also, if the baggage handlers were to be involved in a drug cartel, you would think that surely they would be transporting something a little more 'edgy' that pot considering the risks that are involved.
Not that this is any real opinion. And thank goodness this blog is private, otherwise Mercedes may try and sue me.
Anyway there was a frickin' sweet documentary aired over two nights this week that basically links the Corby family (Father, Brother, Sister, etc.) right in to the middle of the drugs trade. Had a great time watching and I hope now that Schapelle just serves out her time in silence. Whilst 20 years may appear extreme to others, that is the Indonesian law, so if you want to break a law in another country, be prepared to pay their penalty.