Medan court sentences 2 drug smugglers to death
The Jakarta Post
The Medan District Court in North Sumatra has sentenced two men to death for smuggling 100 kilograms of methamphetamine from Penang, Malaysia, to Medan.
Medan resident Edy Suryadi, 40, and Arman of Aceh, 31, were arrested in Medan last year.
"Edy and Arman are guilty of violating the 2009 Law on narcotics," presiding judge Muhd Ali Tarigan said while reading out the verdict on Thursday.
The men, according to their lawyer, would appeal.
The case started when the National Police's narcotics unit raided a house in Marelan district last December.
Investigators found seven bags of methamphetamine hidden in the bathroom. Police arrested Arman and a third suspect Syafi'i who were in the house at that time of the raid.
Evidence found at the house directed the police to Edy who was arrested in another neighborhood in Medan.
Edy, according to the police, masterminded the smuggling plot together with Jaini who remains at large. (ipa)
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