The trial of Schapelle Corby has wrapped up and we can only hope for a miracle to prevent a guilty verdict that many see as wrong. Schapelle was caught, or rather found to be carrying 4.1kg (9lbs) of marijuana in the body board bag when she arrived in Bali in October. Obviously the strain of incarceration has been intense and I am sure Schapelle has said to herself, I do not believe this is happening, on many occasions.
So far people have been focusing on two possible scenarios. 1) Schapelle knew about the drugs, 2) The drugs were planted by airport workers. There are other possible scenarios too. I find it hard to imagine someone not realizing the difference in weight of a body board (3lbs) and an extra 9lbs at the luggage carousel. Perhaps a relative helped her pack. Maybe her dope-smoking brother planted the gear on her and told her he had packed her surf gear. She would not then notice a weight difference. The outcome as far as the Bali cops are concered is the same. She is guilty. As for poor Schapelle, she seems to be carrying the baby for someone else.
Mick Keelty, Australian Federal Police Chief is taking a beating these days. Earlier today a newspaper said he was wrong to let the Bali Nine be arrested in Bali and now people are blaming him for damaging Schapelles trial chances. I hope some new evidence shows up in a hurry because the sentencing phase is set for May 27th.