The Straits Times
Published on Dec 20, 2012

Indonesia prosecutors seek 15 years for Briton over drugs


DENPASAR, Indonesia (AFP) - Indonesian prosecutors recommended a 15-year prison term on Thursday for a British grandmother accused of trafficking in cocaine on the resort island of Bali.

Lindsay June Sandiford, 56, was arrested at Denpasar airport in May with 4.79 kg of cocaine stashed in the lining of her suitcase.

She helped police net three Britons and an Indian in connection with the case.

Prosecutors recommended judges sentence her to 15 years after finding here "legitimately and convincingly guilty of committing a narcotics crime", prosecutor Lie Putra Setiawan told the Denpasar district court.