Sunday, February 13, 2005

Ecstasy Smuggling Ruins Two Lives

This story is all over the English press. It's sad, but remember, these two guys were intent on putting thousands of lives at risk all in the name of money.
A Man accused of duping a friend into smuggling drugs into Japan killed himself by placing his head in front of an oncoming train, an inquest heard yesterday. The body of James Prunier, 42, of Stroud, Gloucestershire, was found near Gloucester station on August 17 last year.

His travelling companion in Japan, Nick Baker, 33, also from Stroud, was jailed for 14 years, for drugs offences he claims he did not commit, in June 2003.

Baker maintains he was tricked by Prunier after more than 40,000 ecstasy tablets and nearly a kilo of cocaine were found in a suitcase he was carrying at Tokyo's Narita airport.

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