Stupid Granny surprised when Indonesians sentence her to death for smuggling 5kg of Coke

People really are stupid. The penalty for drug smuggling in Indonesia is death. So it isn’t really a surprise when someone who attempted to smuggle 5kg of cocaine is sentenced to death…except for the stupid granny who did it:

British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford is devastated and withdrawn after being sentenced to death for drug smuggling on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, her lawyer says.

Defence counsel Esra Karokaro said Sandiford had barely spoken since she was sentenced for smuggling nearly five kilograms of cocaine.

Prosecutors had sought 15 years’ imprisonment.

“Certainly she was devastated by the verdict. She’s psychologically shaken,” he said. 

Sandiford, who authorities said was the ringleader in a drugs importation outfit, faces a lengthy legal process.

She was found guilty of carrying the drugs worth $US2.5 million ($A2.4 million) in her suitcase as she arrived on a flight from Bangkok last May.

Executions in Indonesia are carried out by firing squad, usually at night in isolated and undisclosed locations. The last one was in June 2008, when two Nigerian drug traffickers were shot.

These poor fools think they are dealing with soft British judges when they go to court. Bad mistake.


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  • Gazzaw

    Amnesty International in the UK is outraged because it wasn’t a life threatening crime that she committed. They of course conveniently overlook the terminal damage 4.8kg of uncut coke would have caused to young Kiwis and Aussies holidaying in Bali for whom this shipment was destined. Alternatively the drug smuggling scum were using Bali as a transit point for moving the stuff on to either NZ or Australia. The Indonesians have just done us a big favour and it only costs them two bullets to do the job.

  • it astounds me that someone would not do their research before undertaking such an ambitious drug run.

    people who get busted either didnt pay off the right people or are plain stoooopid.

  • Mitch82

    Haha.. off with her head. Put the execution on Youtube so people finally start to wise up.

  • thor42

    Really, really, REALLY, *really* stuuuuuuupid.

    Industrial-strength, **nuclear–strength** stupid.

  • maninblack

    who in there right mind would take any drugs, let alone nearly 5kgs of cocaine to Bali. This clearly is Darwin at work- to get rid of fucking idiots.

    • CD

      Spot on. Only unfortunately thing is about 40 years too late. Already contaminated the gene pool.

  • Rodger T

    No worries,Schapelle will show her the ropes.
    Oops ,wrong choice of words.

  • Brian of Mt Wellington

    Most people I know realise there is the Death Sentence for drug smuggling into this country and others like Singapore. She has no one to blame but herself.

  • The last execution was in 2008. Himm not much of an incentive. With Singapore you know that if you bring in Drugs and they get you – you will die if you are over the limit. Pardons are rare and uncommon.