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Indonesia Sentences Briton to 14 Years for Smuggling Meth

23 January 2014

An Indonesian court has sentenced a British woman to 14 years in prison after finding her guilty of drug smuggling. The Surabaya District Court on Wednesday also ordered Andrea Ruth Waldeck to pay a fine of $167,000. Waldeck, a 43-year-old teacher from southern England, was arrested last April after authorities reportedly found 1.4 kg of methamphetamine in her hotel room in Surabaya, the capital of East Java Province. Indonesia has strict drug laws. In August, the Supreme Court upheld a death sentence for Lindsay Sandiford, a British woman who was convicted of smuggling 3.8 kg of cocaine into the resort island of Bali.—AP