World's Most Severe Drug-Smuggling Laws
Indonesia recently sentenced 56-year-old British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford to death for smuggling 4.8 kg of cocaine--a first-offense crime punishable by up to 40 years of jail time in the U.S. and possibly worse in these other countries.
Under Singapore's Misuse of Drugs Act, enacted in 1973, a conviction for carrying 30 or more grams of cocaine can earn a death sentence
JAIL TIME OR WORSE
Depending on the quantity of the narcotic, Chinese criminal law states that a sentence can range from 15 years in prison to the death penalty