Jan. 29 - A court in Indonesia sentences Briton Julian Ponder to six years in jail and fines him $100,000 on drug charges. Sarah Sheffer reports.
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Briton Julian Ponder was sentenced to six years in jail and a 100,000 USD fine on drugs charges by a Bali court in Indonesia.
The 43-year-old was charged with the possession of 23 grams of cocaine.
The case is linked to that of fellow national Lindsay Sandiford, who was sentenced to death for smuggling drugs earlier this month.
Sandiford told police that she was to hand over nearly 5 kilograms of cocaine to Ponder and his partner Rachel Lisa Dougall.
Dougall was sentenced to a year in jail for failing to report a drug-related crime.
Ponder's lawyer said he would advise his client not to appeal.
Indonesia has some of the strictest drug trafficking laws in the world with many foreigners languishing in jail on Bali.
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