Professor Paul H. Frampton, a University of North Carolina Physicist is being held in Argentina on cocaine smuggling charges. According to UPI.com , he said, “I am innocent. I will not be convicted. It is just that the Argentinian justice system is very slow. There is easily enough evidence that I didn’t know there were drugs in the bag, and that will come out, I hope sooner rather than later.”
The university put the physicist on unpaid leave. He has been held in prison in Buenos Aires since the arrest at the airport last year. He had been in the country numerous times, having written four academic papers there, including two already scheduled for publication. He is still mentoring one student, even though he is in prison.