The Jakarta Post
The Medan District Court has sentenced Junaidi Siagian to death for smuggling 53.3 kilograms of methamphetamines from Malaysia.
At the same hearing, Junaidi’s associate Elpi Darius was sentenced to life for taking part in the smuggling. Earlier, prosecutors had demanded that the court sentence them both to death.
Presiding judge Gosen Butar-butar said the two defendants were found guilty of violating the 2009 Narcotics Law.
“There is nothing that mitigates the actions of the two defendants. Defendant Junaidi is sentenced with the death penalty and defendant Elpi Darius with life imprisonment,” Gosen said during the hearing on Tuesday.
Gosen said Junaidi was given a harsher sentence because he was found to be the mastermind behind the case, while E...