Australian Gets Seven Years for Drugs
New Zealand-born Bali resident Angus McCaskill was sentenced to seven years in prison on Monday for possession of cocaine.
Judges at the Denpasar District Court found McCaskill, 57, guilty of the crime and agreed with prosecutors’ request for a seven-year term.
McCaskill, previously known as Willie Ra’re, who emigrated to Australia — where he became naturalised — before moving to Bali, was arrested in Tuban last June with 3.58 grams of cocaine.
The court also fined him Rp800 million (US$88,420).
McCaskill, appearing angry after the verdict, said he would appeal.
“This is ridiculous. I will definitely file an appeal against the verdict,” he said.Filed under: Arts & Entertainment