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Frenchman sentenced to death for drug trafficking in Indonesia

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Frenchman sentenced to death for drug trafficking in Indonesia

 

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Frenchman Felix Dorfin, who was sentenced to death for drug trafficking, walks before his trial at Mataram court in Lombok island, West Nusa Tenggara province, Indonesia May 20, 2019. Antara Foto/Ahmad Subaidi via REUTERS

 

MATARAM, Indonesia (Reuters) - An Indonesian court sentenced a French national to death on Monday for drug trafficking, his lawyer said, after prosecutors had called for a 20-year prison sentence.

 

Felix Dorfin, 35, was convicted of trafficking more than 2 kilograms of drugs from France to theIndonesian holiday island of Lombok after being arrested in September last year.

 

"The judge gave a heavier sentence because of the amount and kinds of drugs Dorfin was carrying," Denny Nur Indra, Dorfin's lawyer told Reuters, adding the ruling came as a shock and Dorfin will appeal.

 

The Frenchman was found carrying large amounts of ecstasy, crystal methamphetamine, and marijuana in a suitcase but tested negative for drug use, leading prosecutors to believe he intended to distribute the drugs.

 

Indonesia and other Southeast Asian countries have notoriously harsh anti-narcotics laws.

 

Indonesia executes convicted drug traffickers by firing squad and faced international criticism in 2015 when it executed several foreign nationals including two Australians who were leaders of the Bali Nine trafficking ring.

 

There has been an unofficial moratorium on the death penalty for drug trafficking since 2016, but several foreigners remain on death row.

 

(Reporting by Reuters stringer in Mataram and Kanupriya Kapoor in Jakarta, Writing by Kanupriya Kapoor; Editing by Nick Macfie)

 

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15 minutes ago, nausea said:

Recreational drugs - worth a death sentence? Probably not. I'd like to see what his assets are. Obviously a dealer, but how long has he been in the game?

Wonder who else was involved in this smuggling . Where did he arrive from?

 

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Just now, RJRS1301 said:

Wonder who else was involved in this smuggling . Where did he arrive from?

 

Re read the article, came from France, how did it get loaded onto the plane, not good security it seems

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When you go see a bar girl, you MIGHT (likely) be turning her into an alcoholic, and then the other stuff that further ruins her life.  

 

she is like a drug to men.  the drug is then abused by expats and locals.  the drug provides "help" to the men.

 

i'm not saying get rid of prostitution, just getting people to think.

 

your life is not my life, do what you want.  

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2 hours ago, webfact said:

but tested negative for drug use, leading prosecutors to believe he intended to distribute the drugs.

 

So if he tested positive, would they have presumed the 2kg was for personal use !!!

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Bye bye dumb froggy. Do the crime, do the time.

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35 minutes ago, XenZen said:

When you go see a bar girl, you MIGHT (likely) be turning her into an alcoholic, and then the other stuff that further ruins her life.  

 

she is like a drug to men.  the drug is then abused by expats and locals.  the drug provides "help" to the men.

 

i'm not saying get rid of prostitution, just getting people to think.

 

your life is not my life, do what you want.  

Well actually, no, 'you' won't be "turning her into an alcoholic".

 

Look up 'codependancy'.

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4 minutes ago, sgoodes said:

Do the crime, do the time.

 

20yrs in an Indo jail would have been fair...

Execution ?? Not really

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