London housewife on Bali drugs charge could escape death sentence
The middle-aged housewife held in a major drugs sting on the island of Bali could escape the death penalty after double crossing her alleged accomplices.
But Linsday June Sandiford, from Fulham, south west London, could still spend years in a stinking jail cell on the honeymoon island of Bali - as she awaits her fate.
Drug dealing carries the death sentence in the Muslim state of Indonesia.
Officials said yesterday they would press for the toughest possible penalty for Ms Sandiford.
The head of Bali's Customs and Excise Agency monitoring division, Made Wijaya, said :"The main reason is because narcotics can massively endanger the young and, thus, whoever is caught with drugs should be severely punished."
The 55-year-old mother of two was held along with four other people in an operation which netted 4.8kg of cocaine worth £1.62 million.