Indonesia to execute French drug trafficker

Indonesia to execute French drug trafficker

An Indonesian court in West Nusa Tenggara province on Monday sentenced a Frenchman to death for smuggling a huge amount of drug into the country.

Dorfin was arrested carrying a suitcase filled with about 3kg of drugs, including ecstasy and amphetamines, after flying into the airport from Singapore.

Indonesia has not executed anyone since 2016, but a number of foreigners are still on death row including Frenchman Serge Atlaoui and Lindsay Sandiford, a cocaine-smuggling British grandmother, who have been on death row since 2007 and 2013 respectively. He had arrived from Singapore with, according to the authorities, almost four kilograms of cocaine, ecstasy and amphetamines hidden in a double-bottomed suitcase.

A female police officer was arrested for allegedly helping Dorfin escape from jail in exchange for money.

He was recaptured near a forested mountain on Lombok island, next to Bali, after spending 10 days on the run.

He plans to appeal against the sentence, his lawyer said.

They said that they were shocked by the verdict after the prosecution had recommended a prison sentence of 20 years. The judges found Dorfin guilty of violating Article 113 on drug smuggling in the 2009 law on drugs Dorfin was arrested by customs officers on September 21 a year ago at Lombok International Airport in Mataram, where he had just landed from Changi Airport in Singapore.

After the sentencing, he said little as he walked past reporters to a holding cell. The lawyer Deny Only Indra spoke of a "shocking ruling".

"He didn't expect this at all because prosecutors only asked for 20 years".

The Bali Nine gang's only female member was released from jail previous year, while some others remain in prison.

Last year, eight Taiwanese drug smugglers were sentenced to death by an Indonesian court after being caught with around a tonne of crystal methamphetamine.

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