INDONESIA: EAST ACEH COURT HANDS DOWN DEATH SENTENCE TO DRUG SMUGGLER
December 9, 2020:
The Idi District Court in East Aceh, Aceh, sentenced M. Kasem bin Abdullah, 35, to death on 3 December 2020 after finding him guilty of smuggling 45 kilograms crystal methamphetamine from Malaysia into Indonesia in April 2020. (Source:Ā Antara News, 04/12/2020)
The court's judiciary panel, headed by Irwandi, also sentenced Basri bin Rusli (32), Aji bin Abdullah (45), and Teja Saputra bin Edi Junaidi (23) to life in prison, as well as Junaidi bin Aji (23) to 20 years imprisonment for this drug trafficking case.
The judiciary panel also imposed a fine of Rp1 billion on Junaidi bin Aji in a verdict that came similar to the sentences demanded by the prosecution.
The East Aceh police officers apprehended 5 convicts in a drug raid operation near a fish farm of Gampong Naleung in Julok Sub-district on 14 April 2020.
Coordinated by M. Kasem bin Abdullah, they were found smuggling 45 kg of crystal meth aboard 3 motorboats from Malaysia into Indonesia through the East Aceh waters.
The drug raid resulted in the confiscation of 45 kg of crystal meth, 3 motorboats, and a motorbike that this East Aceh drug syndicate’s members used during their drug trafficking operation.