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8 sentenced to death in Indonesia for drug smuggling

Published : 27 Oct 2023, 21:27

  DF News Desk
File Photo: Xinhua.

The Serang District Court in Indonesia on Friday sentenced eight to death for smuggling 319 kg of crystal methamphetamine, reported Xinhua.

Chief of the panel of judges Uli Purnama said all the evidence concluded they were guilty of violating the Narcotics Law.

The National Narcotics Agency arrested the eight people, all Iranian citizens, on Feb. 23 when they were smuggling the drugs using a fishing vessel sailing in the Indian Ocean off the Java Island.

Police fired warning shots when the suspects tried to escape. Some 309 bags containing 319 kg of crystal methamphetamine were seized under the vessel's fuel tank.