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Australian Man And His Wife Have Been Sentenced To Death

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A Perth man and his Thai wife have been sentenced to death in Thailand on drug smuggling charges, according to a media report.

Luke Cook, 34, and wife Kanyarat Wechapitak, 40, were arrested at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi airport last December and charged with attempting to smuggle half a tonne of crystal methamphetamine into Thailand and on to Australia in 2015.

A Thai court sentenced the Hells Angels bikie, who is said to be a father of two from WA, and his wife to death over the plot, The West Australian reports. The sentences are expected to be commuted to life, the paper says.

It's believed the smuggled crystal meth, also known as ice and with an estimated street value of $300 million, was dumped into the sea from a boat off the southeastern province of Chonburi after being spotted by authorities. About 50kg later washed ashore, police said.


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