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Amazing fall from grace for Pattaya big shot Luke Cook - respected expat to death row in Thailand

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2 hours ago, petermik said:

The business is now being "run" by his wifes family I am reliably informed :thumbsup:

Bet they could'nt wait 😂

 

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, eggers said:

Gets what he & she deserve ...Life in Thai BKK Hilton hopefully!! They had No conscience about selling drugs into AUS, that would've ruined many young lives!!

 

 

Good for you. 

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2 hours ago, eggers said:

Gets what he & she deserve ...Life in Thai BKK Hilton hopefully!! They had No conscience about selling drugs into AUS, that would've ruined many young lives!!

 

 

Like selling cheap piss to real native australians.

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2 hours ago, rowan1981 said:

Exactly, the place is a massive cesspit, full of criminals and sex-pats. Yuk! 

'Jolly's Piss stop', what a classy establishment that must be. I guess he is now in the 'Jolly Big Tiger', where life might not be quite so...................jolly.

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The death penalty is way over the top for what he was doing, and it makes me wonder whether it is a case of, added to his not at all negligible crimes,  the unspoken crime of not being Thai and stepping on people's sensitive toes simply by having yachts and successful restaurants. I would guess the real issue is his success and also how it would be easier for whoever to have no recourse but to relieve him and his kin of  his assets if he were executed.  People routinely get away with much worse in Thailand and hardly face any repercussions let alone the death penalty. My guess is they won't actually execute him but want to use the opportunity to create a climate of increased pressure on foreigners in Pattaya and perhaps Thailand. All reminds me of the case a few years ago of the Dutch ganja coffee shop entrepreneur. As I recall, essentially, they decided that because of his legal business in ganja in the Netherlands that it was illegal for him to even have the money from such things in a Thai bank account, which seems to have been his real mistake, transferring huge sums into a Thai bank account and last I heard he is serving a multiple decade sentence in a Thai prison somehwere. You can bet that his money isn't just sitting in his account waiting for him for when he gets out. I don't see how any of these attacks on foreigners, the Big Joke effect,  solves anything, there is nothing constructive about any of it aside from a way to appropriate peoples assets by the police, cow foreigners into submission for more malleable workers, prop up egos, a false sense of national pride etc  its a rather poor substitute for say enforcing laws, having competent people at entry points to the country who can actually sort out the kind of people that are bad for Thailand. Ironically It is a rather gangsterish mentality to execute people for dealing drugs and not one belonging to a civil society that Thailand I assume would purport to be running. But then again maybe they'll do it, maybe they'll actually execute him, make an example of him hoping the human rights people and international press will not care because of what the guy was involved in. Rather a shame, but most people seem to think if you are criminal you deserve no justice at all, rather ungenerous to say the least, yet if its you whose on the wrong end of things...and particularly if there has been some mistake and you were not guilty of anything, you wouldn't want to be facing the death penalty.

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57 minutes ago, Spock said:

I think you will find that most Thai jails and their officers are much the same. Thais have no respect for prisoners and this is reflected in the manner in which those incarcerated are treated. I imagine the system serves the purpose of TV posters intent on inflicting every drop of suffering and cruelty on those who have transgressed in life, but it is also a blight on a society that claims to be civilizing itself that it allows such inhumane conditions to exist in its institutions.

Thais call jails Monkey houses. Descriptive of how they regard the inmates.

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My friend was beaten by her husband, so she fled the marriage. Sadly, she turned to meth - which killed her(RIP).

She left a two year old son behind. Consequently, I have no sympathy for the two drug dealers.

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3 hours ago, georgegeorgia said:

Reading the story in the news its alleged he was paid 10 million for his part, i wonder how many of us would do the same?

 

so please dont cast the first stone unless u never sinned

So now we know the price for one Christian to sell his soul........🙂!

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26 minutes ago, Shaunduhpostman said:

The death penalty is way over the top for what he was doing, and it makes me wonder whether it is a case of, added to his not at all negligible crimes,  the unspoken crime of not being Thai and stepping on people's sensitive toes simply by having yachts and successful restaurants. I would guess the real issue is his success and also how it would be easier for whoever to have no recourse but to relieve him and his kin of those his assets if he were executed.  People routinely get away with much worse in Thailand and hardly face any repercussions let alone the death penalty. My guess is they won't actually execute him but want to use the opportunity to create a climate of increased pressure on foreigners in Pattaya and perhaps Thailand. All reminds me of the case a few years ago of the Dutch ganja coffee shop entrepreneur. As I recall, essentially, they decided that because of his legal business in ganja in the Netherlands that it was illegal for him to even have the money from such things in a Thai bank account, which seems to have been his real mistake, transferring huge sums into a Thai bank account and last I heard he is serving a multiple decade sentence in a Thai prison somehwere. You can bet that his money isn't just sitting in his account waiting for him for when he gets out. I don't see how any of these attacks on foreigners, the Big Joke effect,  solves anything, there is nothing constructive about any of it aside from a way to appropriate peoples assets by the police, cow foreigners into submission for more malleable workers, prop up egos, a false sense of national pride etc  its a rather poor substitute for say enforcing laws, having competent people at entry points to the country who can actually sort out the kind of people that are bad for Thailand. But then again maybe they'll do it, maybe they'll actually execute him, make an example of him hoping the human rights people and international press will not care because of what the guy was involved in. Rather a shame, but most people seem to think if you are criminal you deserve no justice at all, rather ungenerous to say the least, yet if its you whose on the wrong end of things...and particularly if there has been some mistake and you were not guilty of anything, you wouldn't want to be facing the death penalty.

Whether you agree with the death penalty or not, (personally I don't) It is extremely stupid of him to be smuggling/importing/exporting class A drugs in in a country like Thailand where the death penalty exists.  There are plenty of successful businessmen  who come to Thailand and do not get involved in any type of criminal activities. He must have somehow been involved or known what was going on. Even if he had the slightest idea that his money was being used by his wife or third party to smuggle the drugs, he should bailed out FAST!

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3 hours ago, petermik said:

The business is now being "run" by his wifes family I am reliably informed :thumbsup:

shouldn't be too long for the business to go skint and up for sale soon then. 😄

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Think it is always a bit of a Give Away that something Is Illegal with his cars and Yachts you don’t get that sort of Money running a seedy bar in Soi Buakhao.Deserves all he gets

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3 minutes ago, rowan1981 said:

Whether you either agree with the death penalty or not. (personally I don't) It is extremely stupid of him to be smuggling/importing/exporting class A drugs in in a country like Thailand where the death penalty exists.  There are plenty of successful businessmen  who come to Thailand and do not get involved in any type of criminal activities. He must have somehow been involved or known what was going on. Even if he had the slightest idea that his money was being used by his wife or third party to smuggle the drugs, he should bailed out FAST!

taking the short cut, he knew what he was getting into. live by the sword etc.

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