Australian grandmother caught with 1.5kg Methamphetamine bag, convicted to death by the Malaysian court
Australian grandmother caught and sentenced to death in charge of drug smuggling. She was hanging in Malaysia to meet her online boyfriend. In her statement, she is blaming her boyfriend for luring her into drugs.
Women named Maria Elvira Pinto Exposto, 54 belong from Sydney. Apparently, the drug she has been caught is highly addictive i.e. methamphetamine.
She was caught in return flight from Shanghai to Melbourne after meeting her online US boyfriend who works in Malaysia.
In her statement, she told that she didn’t have any idea of 1.5kg meth in the bag. While she was being found innocent at the beginning but on Thursday court overturned the verdict and sentenced her to death.
Esposto’s lawyer, Tania Scivetti said: “I haven’t suspected her that she is involved in drug dealing matter, she will become the victim of internet romance scam”. Apparently according to Malaysia law rule carrying a bag of more than 50gm drugs will result in death penalty.
Both prosecution and the lawyer were putting up their points. At one scenario prosecution was blaming exposto by stating that it was her wish to join this game.
While Shaffer responded to this statement and said: “she is innocent and not being aware of such online scam”.
The Malaysian court has strict the rules for foreigners and this has resulted in the death of 2 Australian people in last 30 years in trading and smuggling of the drug. Exposto was convicted to death, despite the fact in the change of Malaysian law that “death is not necessary for drug mules crime”.
At present scenario, Exposto has been spending her time in Malaysian jail and stopped from being travel to Sydney.
Drug trafficking is counter with nine other charges in major crimes and the culprit is directly sentenced to death for it.
Australian department of foreign ministry said “we will continue to provide help to Exposto she needed”