Online writer jailed for drug smuggling

2022-06-04 0 By

An online writer in Huai ‘an, Jiangsu province, was mistakenly sentenced to prison for drug smuggling after buying “smart drugs” from overseas due to his lack of talent.In January 2020, a day before Zhao Songnan (pseudonym) packed his bags to move to his rented apartment, investigators came to his door based on an address on an overseas parcel.It was because of this delivery that a writer, a homebody, was linked to drug smuggling.Zhao Songnan, who was born in the 1980s, is a contracted writer for a major literature website.According to the contract, junior writers can get 20 yuan per 1,000 words, and they can also get a monthly award for full attendance if they keep more than 5,000 words updated daily.Writing online novels has become Zhao’s main source of income.But after signing the contract, there was tremendous creative pressure.Gradually, Zhao felt inspired and lost concentration, often sitting in front of the computer for a day without writing a single word.In August and September 2019, Zhao came across news about “smart drugs” on the Internet.Out of curiosity, he went online and learned that “smart drugs” are mainly used to treat ADHD, giving people short-term concentration and mental agility.As psychotropic drugs, the active ingredients of “smart drugs” are modafinil and Ritalin, which are prescription drugs in China and can only be purchased after a doctor’s diagnosis and prescription, and the price is expensive, costing dozens of yuan per pill.Zhao Songnan inquired in many ways on the net, learned that there is a channel to buy medicine abroad, and found a seller in a foreign country on the platform of online shopping.The seller recommended a drug called amodafinil to Zhao songnan, and told Zhao that amodafinil is prohibited in China and can only be directly mailed to the territory from abroad.At this time Zhao Songnan has not considered whether contraband, just want to eat this “panacea”.Zhao placed his first order in November 2019, transferring 800 yuan using wechat.Ten days later, a box of 50 amodafinil traveled across the ocean to zhao Songnan’s delivery box.At the end of December 2019, Zhao placed another order with the seller.He thought it would be as smooth as last time, but after half a month, he still did not receive the express.In fact, this express has been found by nanjing customs inspection, and will be handed over clues anti-smuggling department, investigators found Zhao Songnan according to express information.Psychotropic drugs and drugs only a line separated to the case, Zhao Songnan realized that the purchase of illegal psychotropic drugs for their own use, also belongs to drug use, but at the moment it is too late to regret.After 10 days of administrative detention by local public security organs, Zhao songnan was investigated by the Bureau for Smuggling drugs.The case was then transferred to the Huai ‘an People’s Procuratorate for review and prosecution.According to Wang Yingjie, a prosecutor at the Second Procuratorial Department of huai ‘an Procuratorate, China’s Criminal Law clearly stipulates that smuggling, trafficking, transporting or manufacturing drugs, no matter how much in quantity, should be investigated for criminal responsibility and punished.In this case, Zhao Songnan knew that modafinil was contraband in China, but still provided funds for others to mail it to China from abroad. There were both intentional smuggling and smuggling behavior, and zhao Songnan should also bear the criminal responsibility of smuggling crime.Zhao Songnan is sure about the name and quantity of smuggled items, so it can be said that the smuggling is customized by him. Without his active pursuit, the crime would not have occurred.Therefore, his behavior has far exceeded the scope of his own smoking, so he can not only assume the illegal responsibility of smoking drugs, but also should assume the criminal responsibility of drug smuggling crime.”However, Zhao songnan is different from the drug criminals we have come into contact with in the past, in terms of personal danger, far less than the former.”Wang Yingjie in advance with the intervention of the anti-smuggling branch communication, the proposal to take bail pending trial.In order to prevent him from becoming addicted to drugs, the procuratorial organ also suggested that the investigation organ conduct random inspections for three times to supervise, but no relapse was found.In late 2020, the Huai ‘an People’s Procuratorate prosecuted Zhao for drug smuggling.After a public hearing, the prosecution suggested that Zhao songnan be given a suspended sentence because of his active admission of guilt and the circumstances of his crime were not serious.In the first half of 2021, the court sentenced Zhao songnan to four months of detention with a suspended sentence of eight months and a fine of 3,000 yuan, based on his criminal circumstances, confession attitude and past experience.”His novel writing has not been affected by the ongoing litigation process.Because he handled it more gently, he had more repentance and redemption in his heart.”Wang yingjie said.Statement: This article is reproduced for the purpose of passing on more information.If the source is wrong or violated your legitimate rights and interests, please contact the author with proof of ownership, we will promptly correct, delete, thank you.Email address: newmedia@xxcb.cn