INDONESIA: TWO MEN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR SMUGGLING CANNABIS
October 4, 2018:
The West Jakarta District Court handed down the death penalty on October 2, 2018 to Rizky Albar, 29, and Rocky Siahaan, 37, for their roles in smuggling 1.3 tons of cannabis to Jakarta from Aceh in December last year. (Sources: thejakartapost.com, 03/10/2018)
The verdicts were read in two separate hearings.
"There are no mitigating factors. The defendant is sentenced to death," presiding judge Agus Setiawan said as he read Rizky's verdict, kompas.com reported.
In a separate hearing at the court, presiding judge Avrits sentenced Rocky to death for his role in recruiting several individuals to smuggle and distribute the cannabis.