Indonesia sentences British teacher to 14 years for smuggling methBy AP News Jan 22, 2014 6:52PM UTC
SURABAYA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian court has sentenced a British woman to 14 years in prison after finding her guilty of drug smuggling.
The Surabaya District Court on Wednesday also ordered Andrea Ruth Waldeck to pay a fine of $167,000.
Waldeck, a 43-year-old teacher from southern England, was arrested last April after authorities reportedly found 1.4 kilograms (3.25 pounds) of methamphetamine in her hotel room in Surabaya, the capital of East Java province. She told authorities she had been asked by her boyfriend, who lives in China, to take the drugs to a man in Indonesia.
Indonesia has strict drug laws. In August, the Supreme Court upheld a death sentence for Lindsay Sandiford, a British woman who was convicted of smuggling 3.8 kilograms (8.4 pounds) of cocaine into the resort island of Bali.