Iranian drug smugglers sentenced to life in prison in Indonesia

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An Indonesian court in Denpasar, Bali, sentenced on Tuesday eight Iranians to life in prison for smuggling drugs.

The verdict against the suspects, who were accused of violating Indonesia's narcotic law No. 35/2009, is far higher than the prosecutor's demand of 18 years imprisonment issued earlier.

"No consideration that could make the judging panel lighten up their sentence," the head of judging panel in the court, Jumain, said in the trial.

He said that the misdeeds committed by those Iranian smugglers might damage the young generation in Bali and the image of Bali as the prominent tourist destination place.

"That is why they have to be isolated from the community," Jumain said.

The Iranians were arrested in December last year. Indonesian airport authority arrested Daryous Omid Ali in Bali's Ngurah Rai airport after they suspected Daryous from his suspecting gestures.

The airport authority found 100 capsules contained with crystal methamphetamine that came out from Daryouz stomach after they conducted body search on the suspect in nearest hospital.

The arrest on Daryouz led to the arrest of the other seven Iranian smugglers who had managed to pass the authority's detection system. The smuggler gang smuggled a total of 602 crystal methamphetamine capsules weighed a total of 4.7 kilograms.

Source:Xinhua

(Editor:黄蓓蓓)

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