INDONESIA: SOUTH SUMATRA COURT DELIVERS DEATH PENALTY TO NINE DRUG DEALERS
February 22, 2019:
The Palembang District Court in South Sumatra sentenced nine people to death on 7 February 2019 after finding them guilty of transporting 80 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine. (Sources: thejakartapost.com, 11/02/2019)
According to the hearings of the trial, the convicts, all of whom originally come from Surabaya, East Java, were caught transporting drugs from Palembang to Java between March and April of 2018.
They transported them using a truck that was loaded with cassava as a cover.
The leader of the group, Letto, is 25 while most of the other members are in their 20s.
They were all sentenced to death despite prosecutors' earlier demand of a life sentence.