INDONESIA: DRUG COURIER SENTENCED TO DEATH IN JAMBI
October 19, 2017:
The Kuala Tungkal District Court in the Jambi regency of West Tanjungjbung sentenced to death a 30-year-old man found guilty of drug offenses. (Sources: The Jakarta Post, 20/10/2017)
The court handed down on “defendant Dranny Putrawira aka Putra aka Puput Bin Zaitul Ikhlas the death penalty,” presiding judge Achmad Peten Sili read out the verdict on October 19.
Prosecutors had sought a life sentence for Dranny.
The resident of Batam, Riau Islands, is one of four defendants indicted for distributing 8.5 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine.
All four were found guilty of violating the 2009 Narcotics Law.
The second defendant, 27-year-old Feri Sarah Rahyan, aka Fika, also from Batam, was sentenced to 15 years in prison and Rp 10 billion (US$740,000) in fines or an additional six months in prison.
The other two defendants, Hery Kushartanto, aka Heri, and Erwin Syahrudin, who were tried separately, were each sentenced to 12 years in prison and Rp 10 billion in fines.
Dranny was caught carrying crystal meth upon arrival at Kuala Tungkal Port from Batam on Feb. 27. The investigation led to the arrest of the other three.