Frenchman could face death for smugglingdrugs to Bali
Published on Apr 10, 2014 6:28 PM
DENPASAR, Indonesia (AFP) - A Frenchman appeared in court in Bali on Thursday accused of trafficking a large stash of crystal methamphetamine into the Indonesian resort island, an offence punishable by death.
Francois Giuily was arrested in January at Bali airport with more than three kg of the drug hidden in two plastic bags in his suitcase lining, said prosecutor Suryatmaja, who like many Indonesians goes by one name.
Airport customs chief I Made Wijaya said at the time of his arrest that the drugs had a street value of US$511,280 (S$638,569).
The 48-year-old, making an initial appearance in court in the Balinese capital Denpasar, was charged under a law that bans the production, import and distribution of illegal drugs.
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