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February 26, 2021, 03.35 PM
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KOMPAS.comTwo foreigners were found guilty of possessing over 800 kilograms of illegal drugs and sentenced to death in Indonesia.

The panel of judges found Bashir Ahmed of Pakistan and Adel of Yemen guilty of violating the Narcotics Law.

The court said they failed to support the government’s program in the eradication of narcotics in the country and could damage the future of the Indonesian youth.

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Two Foreigners Get Death Sentences for Violating Indonesia’s Narcotics Law

The Serang District Court in Banten handed down the death sentences to foreigners for possessing 821 kilograms of amphetamine, or locally known as syabu.

The panel of judges presided over by Judge Atep Sopandi, found Bashir Ahmed of Pakistan and Adel of Yemen guilty of violating the Narcotics Law.

“The court sentenced the death penalty to defendant Bashir and defendant Adel,” said Judge Atep while reading out the verdict.

The defendants have been sentenced death penalty because they failed to support the government’s program in the eradication of narcotics in the country and could damage the future of the Indonesian youth after the two kept the syabu in a shop on Jalan Raya Takari Taktakan, Taktakan District, Serang City.

“During the trials, the two defendants testified complicated answers,” said Atep.
The court verdict was in accordance with the demands of the prosecutors. With the verdicts, the two defendants are still considering other legal remedies.

Source: https://go.kompas.com/read/2021/02/26/020251174/two-foreigners-get-death-sentences-for-violating-indonesias-narcotics-law.

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