Bali Customs Officers Arrest A British Woman With 5kg Cocaine
Bali Customs Officers Arrest A British Woman With 5kg Cocaine

The 56-year-old British woman, Linsay June Sandiford, is escorted by customs officers after she was arrest at Denpasar, Bali for carrying about 5kg cocaine in her luggage. The British housewife is among other four British nationals who might be facing a possible death sentence in Indonesia after a seizure of more than $2.5 million of cocaine by the security agents in Bali(Indonesia).

L. J. Sandiford, from Redcar in the north-east of England, was arrested on May 19 at the Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport after almost 5kg of cocaine was allegedly found hidden in the lining of her suitcase which she was carrying.
Another 68 grams of cocaine, 280 grams of powdered ecstasy and a small amount of hashish were also allegedly recovered following the arrest of three more British nationals, including two men and a woman, at separate locations in Bali. A third person, a man believed to be an Indian has also been arrested.
Linsay June Sandiford, who is listed on immigration list as a housewife, was arrested after arriving at Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport on a Thai Airways flight from Bangkok. Other arrests took place after Sandiford was later contacted by another (second)woman, identified by the initials RLD, at a point a meeting was arranged. A booty operation for the police was organised after which the police arrested another four people allegedly involved in the drug-smuggling ring.  The head of Bali’s drugs squad said the two British men, identified by the initials BP and JAP, were believed to be senior figures in a major drug-smuggling syndicate. It’s said to be an international network controlled from abroad.
The Customs Boss at the airport, Mr. Made Wijaya, confirmed Sandiford was likely to face charges that would carry a death penalty, after weighing, a total cocaine of almost 5kg with the street value of RP23.9 billion Indonesian currency ($2.6 million).
FRANCIS TAWIAH (Duisburg – Germany)


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