Indonesia: French drug smuggler sentenced to 15 years in jailBy AP News Jul 23, 2014 5:10PM UTC
BALI, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesia court has sentenced a Frenchman to 15 years in prison for smuggling methamphetamine onto the resort island of Bali.
Francois Jacques Guily was arrested in January upon arrival at Ngurah Rai airport after Customs officials discovered two plastic packs containing 3 kilograms (6.6 pounds) of meth in his suitcase.
Denpasar District Court Judge I Gde Ketut Wanugraha also fined 49-year-old Guily to pay $870,000 or to serve three more months behind bars.
Indonesia has extremely strict drug laws and convicted smugglers are often executed. More than 140 people are on death row, mostly for drug crimes. About a third of them are foreigners.