A young Australian DJ will serve two consecutive life sentences at the high-security Klong Prem prison in Bangkok while his British friend will serve 50 years over possession of ecstasy.
Jake Mastroianni, 26, a DJ from Victoria, and Lance Whitmore, 28, an ex-soldier from Worcestershire, lost an appeal to have their terms reduced at a Bangkok court yesterday.
In August 2014, Mastroianni was caught with 61 ecstasy pills in Pattaya while Whitmore was caught with 200 pills, according to their lawyer.
Whitmore pleaded guilty, and Mastroianni would have received a much lighter sentence if he had.
Sydney Morning Herald reported that Mastroianni used the stage name “Badmouth.” The Sapphire club on Pattaya’s Walking Street announced in May 2014 that Badmouth would make his final appearance at the club. He was arrested three months after that.
Mastroianni could apply to be transferred to a prison in his home country once he has served six years in prison here. Whitmore could apply after four years due to his lighter sentence. Although, applications are not guaranteed to be successful, according to the Guardian.
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