Lindsay Sandiford, 56 from Britain who was caught carrying £1.6 million worth of cocaine in her suitcase in Bali, Indonesia has been sentenced to death for drug trafficking.
Lindsay Sandiford listening to the verdict in the court [photo: EPA]
Lindsay Sandiford, from Gloucestershire, was arrested in May last year following a routine customs check by police as she tried to enter Indonesia on a flight from the Thai capital Bangkok with £1.6 million worth of the Class A drug.
State prosecutors had called for the 56-year-old housewife to be jailed for 15 years but there was a gasp in the Bali courtroom when she was told she would be killed for her crime.
Sandiford, originally from Redcar on Teesside, was one of a 'British gang of four’ who were caught and prosecuted after she tried to smuggle £1.6 million of cocaine into the country from Thailand.
The usual sentence for the amount of cocaine found in the lining of her suitcase – 4.8kg – is execution.