- Title: INDONESIA: Britons charged with drug trafficking in Indonesia
- Date: 11th December 2012
- Summary: DENPASAR, BALI PROVINCE, INDONESIA (DECEMBER, 2012) (REUTERS) ***CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** BRITISH DEFENDANT RACHEL DOUGALL (WHITE SHIRT) ESCORTED BY OFFICIAL TO THE COURT ROOM DOUGALL ENTERING COURT ROOM PRESIDING JUDGES DOUGALL SITTING IN FRONT OF PRESIDING JUDGES VARIOUS OF DOUGALL SITTING WITH HER INTERPRETER DOUGALL DOUGALL'S HANDS DOUGALL LISTENING TO PROSECUTOR SIGN READING "PUBLIC PROSECUTOR" (SOUNDBITE) (Bahasa Indonesia) PROSECUTOR, PUTU ASTAWA, SAYING: "Give punishment to the defendant of Rachel Dougall to one year imprisonment reduced by served term in jail." THE LETTER DEMANDS FOR RACHEL DOUGALL DOUGALL CRYING AFTER HEARING THE SENTENCE DEMANDS COURT SESSION OF BRITISH DEFENDANT PAUL BEALES (WHITE SHIRT AND BACK TO CAMERA) VARIOUS OF BEALES AND HIS INTERPRETER PROSECUTOR KETUT TERIMA DARSANA READS THE SENTENCE DEMANDS SIGN READING "PUBLIC PROSECUTOR" (SOUNDBITE) (Bahasa Indonesia) PROSECUTOR, KETUT TERIMA DARSANA SAYING: "Give punishment to the defendant Paul Beales for four years imprisonment reduced by served term in jail, a fine of 800million rupiah and a subsidiary four months in jail." BEALES LISTENING TO HIS LAWYERS BEALES' LAWYER VARIOUS OF PRESIDING JUDGES BEALES SHAKING HANDS WITH HIS LAWYERS AND LEAVING THE COURT ROOM
- Embargoed: 26th December 2012 12:00
- Location: Indonesia
- Country: Indonesia
- Reuters ID: LVA1DW3LJI2O7WIHK7BLGAXKUX2J
- Story Text: Two Britons linked to the alleged drug smuggler Lindsay Sandiford were both charged with drug trafficking in an Indonesian court on Tuesday (December 11).
Rachel Dougall and Paul Beales, who were both arrested in Mayf or their involvement in an alleged 1.6 million pounds sterling ($2.57 million) cocaine smuggling ring, appeared in a court on the island resort of Bali.
Dougall, 39, was arrested after police found 45 grams of cocaine at her rented residence after Sandiford was caught with 4.7 kilograms of cocaine in the lining of her suitcase on her arrival at Bali's international airport on May 19.
On Tuesday the Indonesian prosecutors were demanding the court sentence her to one year in jail.
"Give punishment to the defendant of Rachel Dougall to one year imprisonment reduced by served term in jail," said prosecutor Putu Astawa.
Meanwhile Beales, 40, was charged with possessing drugs and faced a secondary charge for the selling of narcotics of more than five grams. Beales was not considered to be the main player in the case, as a result of which he would not face the death penalty.
"Give punishment to the defendant Paul Beales for four years imprisonment reduced by served term in jail, a fine of 800 million rupiah ($ 82,987) and a subsidiary four months in jail," said prosecutor Ketut Terima Darsana.
Dougall and Beales were accused of breaching Article 112 of Law No. 35/2009 on possession and provision of narcotics and article 131 of the same law. The article targets individuals who have information about illegal drugs but deliberately decide not to inform the law enforcement agencies of the matter.
Dougall's partner Julian Ponder, 43, was also arrested and both of them could still face the death penalty.
Dougall and Ponder's six-year-old daughter, who is being looked after by their maid and gardener, has been visited by British diplomats and the girl is unaware of what her parents are involved in.
Sandiford will hear the prosecutor's demands next week. The court date is yet to be confirmed.
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