Sunday, April 26, 2015   

Frenchman busted in Bali with 3 kilos of drugs
(01-20 19:48)

A Frenchman has been arrested for trying to smuggle more than US$500,000 worth of crystal methamphetamine into the Indonesian resort island of Bali, an offense punishable by death, an official said.
Francois Giuily, 48, (Pictured) was detained Sunday at Bali airport with more than three kilograms of the drug hidden in plastic bags in his suitcase lining.
Airport customs chief I Made Wijaya said the drugs had a street value of US$511,280. Giuily could face the death penalty under Indonesia's tough anti-narcotics laws as well as a 10 billion rupiah (US$830,000) fine, he said.
Several foreign nationals are on death row for drug-related offences in Indonesia.
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford was sentenced to death in January last year after being found with US$2.4 million worth of cocaine in her luggage as she arrived on Bali.
The latest arrest came as another French national, 40-year-old Michael Blanc, was freed today on parole from an Indonesian jail more than 14 years after he was caught smuggling drugs into Bali.
Last Wednesday another Frenchman, Thierry Verchere, was arrested for possession of cocaine with a street value of almost US$50,000 on the island.
As Verchere faces a possession charge, and not a smuggling charge, he will not receive the death penalty.
   
Other World breaking news:
Sex club seeks Nashville blessing by vowing to be a church (04-24 20:37)
Jimmy Cliff among opening acts at New Orleans Jazz fest (04-24 20:35)
115 children killed in Yemen since March 26 (04-24 20:30)
British tabloid's vicious labeling of immigrants as cockroaches, draws UN fire (04-24 19:15)
Canadian businessman found dead in Mongolia hotel (04-24 16:12)
Southeast Asian bloc proposes binding rules on maritime activities (04-24 16:07)
Tokyo children’s park off limits, deadly radiation exceeds the norm by 2,000 times (04-24 13:28)
‘Big jolt’ strikes New Zealand (04-24 12:57)
Washington lawmakers blame terrorists for drone deaths mess (04-24 11:49)
American drone killings violate guidelines (04-24 11:46)

More breaking news >>

© 2015 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts

 


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.