55-Year-Old Housewife Arrested Over Cocaine Stash

Lindsay Sandiford traveling from Thailand to Bali when customs found drugs
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted May 28, 2012 11:44 AM CDT
Linsay June Sandiford (R), 56, of Britain is escorted by a armed customs personnel at a customs office in Denpasar on Bali island on May 28, 2012.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – A 55-year-old British woman has been arrested after allegedly trying to smuggle more than 10 pounds of cocaine from Bangkok into Bali, reports the BBC. Indonesian customs officials say the drugs were found in the lining of Lindsay Sandiford's bags as they went through an X-ray screening on May 19. Authorities believe Sandiford was bringing the drugs to three other British citizens and an Indian national, who are also being questioned. Indonesia can sentence drug traffickers to death, although it has not done so frequently in recent years.

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