Lindsay Sandiford, 56, from Gloucestershire, was today sentenced to death by firing squad in Indonesia for attempting for smuggle cocaine worth $2.5 million in her suitcase onto the resort island of Bali. State prosecutors had called for the housewife to be jailed for 15 years but was told today that she would be put to death for her crime.
Lindsay had claimed in court that she was forced
to take the drugs into the country by a gang that was threatening to
hurt her children but the court wasn't interested in her reasons. She
was arrested in May 2012 when customs officers at Bali's airport
discovered 3.8 kilograms of cocaine in the lining of her luggage. Two
other British citizens and an Indian have already been convicted and
sentenced to prison in connection with the bust. Lindsay plans to appeal