Mother faces death penalty over €2m cocaine arrest
A BRITISH mother of two is facing the death penalty in Indonesia after being arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle more than £1.6m (€2m) worth of cocaine into Bali in her luggage.
Lindsay Sandiford (55), pictured, was caught with 4.8kg of the drug in the lining of her suitcase as she landed on a flight from Bangkok.
Following her arrest, she agreed to take part in a "sting" operation which resulted in police arresting four other suspects including three Britons -- two men and a woman -- and an Indian.
The head of Bali's drugs squad said the two British men, who have not been named, were believed to be senior figures in a major drug-smuggling ring.
However, it was also claimed that Ms Sandiford is believed to haveinformed the police she only agreed to smuggle the drugs because her two sons, aged 22 and 24, were being threatened. (© Daily Telegraph, London)