Saved from death row

Ozankoy resident Julian Ponder and his partner Rachel Dougall, were arrested for possession of cocaine while visiting Bali in Indonesia last year. Mr Ponder has been jailed for 6 years and Rachel Dougall for 1 year.

British mother Rachel Dougall has been cleared of being involved in an alleged international drug trafficking ring in Bali, but found guilty of drug possession, and sentenced to one year in prison.

Her lawyer stated that as she had already served eight months on jail, he would ask for her to be paroled next month, and sent back to the UK.

The couple had smuggled in cocaine valued at £1.6 million and were lucky to escape the death sentence. Two other people were also arrested with them, and one of them, Lindsay Sandford has been sentenced to death by firing squad.

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