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British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford is devastated and withdrawn after being sentenced to death for drug smuggling on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, her lawyer says.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