Amy (Korean name Lee Yoon-ji, 40, photo), a broadcaster of American nationality, was found to have found drugs within less than a week after returning to Korea after being forcibly deported for drug use.
Amy claimed that she had used drugs forcibly while in captivity, but was not accepted in the case of violating the Narcotics Control Act in the first trial and in the second trial, and was sentenced to three years in prison.
According to his second trial judgment on the 9th, Amy found drugs on February 2, last year. It has only been 13 days since he entered the country, promising a fresh start in five years after being deported.
At the time, Amy ordered narcotics through messenger, and the two obtained methamphetamine (methamphetamine) through the method of an accomplice, Oh (37), who sent the sale price. The two bought methamphetamine and ketamine four more times in August last year alone. Ketamine is also used as a general anesthetic and as a raw material for synthetic narcotics.
Amy decided to purchase the drug again on August 24 after taking the drug six times, and two days later, while trying to find it in the women’s restroom in a commercial building in Siheung, Gyeonggi, she was caught by the police who were hiding. She was tried again in 2012 and 2014 after she was eventually charged alongside her Oh on charges of violating the Narcotics Control Act.
Amy pleaded not guilty in court, saying, “I was involuntarily selling, administering, and accepting narcotics while incarcerated after being assaulted and threatened by Mr. Oh, so this is a coercive act.”
However, the Wonju branch of the Chuncheon District Court in the first instance was not accepted on the basis of several facts.
According to Oh’s statement, Amy contacted herself and bought drugs, and never assaulted or imprisoned in the process. She also revealed that Amy and Amy were relatively free to go out of the motel and chat with acquaintance B.
In addition to the fact that Amy actively used drug-related slangs such as ‘alcohol’, ‘K’, ‘herb’, and ‘candy’ while talking to the drug dealer, she said that the quality was good, the court also found that she wrote a testimonial about the successful administration of the drug. Amy’s argument was taken as a reason to reject it.
Contrary to the claim that he was repeatedly assaulted by Mr. Oh, when he was detained in prison, physical examination revealed no apparent wounds.
The court of first instance said, “It seems that Mr. Oh has used violence and threats, but it is difficult to see that it is an assault that is psychologically and physically compulsory to trade and administer narcotics.” ” he judged.
The first trial pleaded guilty to all charges and sentenced Amy to 3 years in prison and Oh to 3 years and 6 months in prison.
At that time, the court said against Amy, “I had been subjected to criminal punishment twice for the same type of criminal record, and even though I was deported from the country, it was less than a week after I returned to Korea. He is shifting the blame to Mr. Oh and is denying the crime with an excuse that is difficult to understand.”
Amy, dissatisfied with the verdict, repeated the same argument as in the lower court on appeal.
At the decision hearing held in mid-August, he blamed Oh while asking for mercy, saying, “I think I trusted and expected people too easily because of my excitement and anticipation after entering the country after 5 years of hard work.”
The first detective of the Chuncheon Tribunal of the Seoul High Court, in charge of the appeal, said against Amy, “It is difficult to believe that Mr. and the evaluation is justified,” dismissed the appeal.
Previously, Amy, a US citizen, was arrested twice for taking propofol in 2012 and zolpidem in 2014, and was forced to leave the country.
Lim Miso Online News Reporter [email protected]
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