SA man released from Thai jail

2012-04-29 14:22

Johannesburg - A South African man has returned to the country after being jailed in Thailand for the past 18 years, according to Sunday's Rapport.

Johannesburg artist Shani Krebs, 52, arrived at OR Tambo International Airport on Saturday.

On 26 April 1994 he was caught with 1.2kg of heroin at Bangkok's airport. According to Krebs, a man he had recently met gave him a bag to take back to South Africa, saying it contained foreign currency. He was sentenced to life in jail, which was later reduced to 40 years.

He was pardoned on 5 December 5 last year, on King Bhumibol Adulyadej's 84th birthday.

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