Death Penalty For Drug Transportation In The US  

When an individual or a group transports illegal drugs knowingly from one place to another, he is guilty of drug or narcotic transportation. Drug transportation is the transportation/distribution of drugs regardless of the distance or quantity. When narcotics are transported across state or national borders, the case is generally charged under federal law.

An individual or group guilty of illegal narcotics transportation can face harsh consequences if charged and convicted. The punishment depends on a number of factors such as type of drug being transported or distributed, the amount, the geographical location and the involvement of minors. It is advisable to consult an attorney familiar with the law of the state as drug legislation is constantly changing and differs from state to state.

If an individual or group is convicted of drug transportation or drug distribution, the consequences he may face are:

  • He may be sentenced to life imprisonment
  • No parole / probation
  • His assets will be forfeited
  • He can be deported if he is not a U.S. citizen
  • The court may order counseling or rehabilitation
  • Search and seizure of property and motor vehicle
  • He may be fined heavily
  • Loss of right to vote
  • Loss of right to posses any deadly weapon
  • He can be registered as a drug or narcotics offender

The United States 2008 federal law provides death penalty for espionage, treason and trafficking large quantities of drugs. However, in practice, capital punishment is applicable only for murder, conspiracy to murder and treason. Death penalty for crimes varies by jurisdiction. Drug trafficking resulting into a person’s death is subject to capital punishment in the state of Connecticut.


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