Several countries around the world have death penalties for illegal drug possession, including Singapore, where Omar Bamadhaj will soon be hung for smuggling two pounds of pot from Malaysia. Meanwhile, in the UAE, a British man is facing a 25-year sentence for possessing CBD oil.
Eight celebs have been arrested on drug charge so far this year, including Alex Caruso, Lil Baby, Yella Beezy, Jon Oliva, Nines, NLE Choppa, Jesus Camargo-Corrales and Aryan Khan.
Dallas rapper Yella Beezy went to jail on August 12 after he was arrested during a traffic stop. Police claim Beezy possessed illegal cough syrup; he says it was just hand sanitizer.
Peter Clark last smoked cannabis or hash in Las Vegas before he flew to Dubai on February 24. However, a medical emergency required him to be hospitalized, where he was drug tested. The test detected hash and Clark has since been detained by UAE authorities.
Prior to the Presidential election, tensions between the U.S. and Mexico were as high as the unfinished Trump border wall. At the center of the controversy: Mexican Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos, who the DEA charged with being in cahoots with the H-2 drug cartel. Cienfuegos was apprehended, then returned to Mexico in January. Now, the problem is for President Biden to deal with.