Iranian Drug Smugglers Given Life Sentences in Bali
The Denpasar District Court sentenced eight Iranians to life in prison on Tuesday for smuggling hundreds of methamphetamine tablets in their stomachs into Bali.
“The accused were proven legally and convincingly guilty of smuggling narcotics in large numbers,” chief judge Djumain told the court.
Indonesia enforces stiff penalties, including life imprisonment and death, for drug trafficking.
The sentences were stiffer than the 18-year terms sought by prosecutors as their “actions could destroy the nation’s youths,” judges said.
The Iranians said they would appeal against the sentences.Filed under: Arts & Entertainment