Andrew Chan Biography

Published On Feb 18, 2017
Facts of Andrew Chan
Date of Birth: 1984 , January-12
Birth Nation: Australia
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This Chinese-Australian guy holds Australian nationality and belongs to Asian ethnicity. Talking about his personal life, he was a decent and reliable worker during his early career stage. But soon after he was involved in drug trafficking and became addicted to the drug. He spent more than 10 years in prison before he hung till death.

There are rumors regarding his marriage life. Source says that he was married when he was in prison with a girl whom he met while she was visiting another prisoner. As he was imprisoned at the age of 21,  he had no any other relationship and affairs.There is no any information about the net worth of this drug smuggler.

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Born on 1984


Andrew chan was born in the year of 1984, on January 12 in Australia.He was the youngest child of Ken and Helena Chan, who were migrated from China He was an Australian drug smuggler who was convicted in Indonesia for drug trafficking.

Started drug smuggling from 2004


He started to work  with  Renae  Lawrence, Martin Stephens, and Matthew Norman, who were known as a drug smuggler. Chan flew to Bali on 16 October 2004 along with the team and successfully smuggled the drug from Australia.

Arrested on 2005


He was arrested on 17th of April, 2005 when he was flying for Indonesia. He was arrested carrying three mobile phones but no drugs were found in his possession. Later, Indonesian Police found the whole team including Chan with Heroin.

Chan plea of innocence in 2006


Chan made plea of innocence on 13th of February,2006  before the Denpasar District Court made final decision. But his plea was in vain as the Prime Minister of Austraila, John Howard, said that the government would oppose any death sentences imposed.

Supreme court rejected his appeal in 2011


On 17th June 2011 Indonesian Supreme Court had rejected Chan’s appeal against his death sentence on 10 May 2011. So there was no other way to escape from the execution. He had no other option rather than waiting days of execution.

Was executed in 2015


By the order of the Indonesian government, he was executed by firing squad on 29th of April 2015 at 12:25 am. He was wearing his Penrith Panthers jersey at the time of his execution. Amnesty International condemned on his execution.