INDONESIA: 'BALI NINE' DRUG TRAFFICKER RENAE LAWRENCE RELEASED FROM PRISON AFTER 13 YEARS
November 22, 2018:
The only female member of the heroin-trafficking "Bali Nine" gang was freed from prison on 21 November 2018, three years after the execution of the group's ringleaders caused huge tensions between Australia and Indonesia. (Sources: CNN Wire, 21/11/2018)
Renae Lawrence, 41, left Bali's Bangli jail through a media scrum after serving 13 years of her 20-year sentence.
She had been arrested alongside the eight other members of the group in 2005, after they were caught attempting to smuggle heroin out of Bali's international airport and into Australia. Lawrence had 2.7 kilograms (5.9 pounds) of the narcotic strapped to her body.