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British Man Sentenced To Death In Indonesia
A British man has been sentenced to death for smuggling crystal methamphetamine into Indonesia, according to the Jakarta Post.
Banten High Court, in Java, increased a lower court sentence of life in jail for 33-year-old Gareth Dane Cashmore, saying it did not represent a strong enough deterrent.
The Bangkok Post quoted presiding judge J. Nababan as saying: "Narcotics are very dangerous substances that harm the people and the nation.
"They destroy the human resources that are one of the integral elements to our national development."
Cashmore was arrested in September last year at the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta.
He had arrived on a Turkish Airlines flight from Istanbul.
The drugs, worth an estimated £800,000, were concealed inside his modified luggage.
Authorities alleged Cashmore was a member of an international narcotics syndicate.