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Bali drug smuggling charges

The police files on two drug smuggling suspects from Sussex have been formally handed to prosecutors in Bali after more than three months of investigation.

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Brighton couple charged with drug smuggling in Bali

Police files on two drug smuggling suspects from Brighton have been formally handed to Bali prosecutors after more than three months of investigation.

Julian Ponder and Rachel Dougall, a couple, who lived on the holiday Island, have now been transferred to the notorious Kerobokan Jail.

The crumbling prison was built to hold around three hundred inmates but houses almost a thousand.

Julian Ponder is charged with drug possession and trafficking. He faces 5 years to Life for the possession and the Death Penalty for the trafficking.

His partner Rachel Dougall faces a possession charge in relation to cocaine found in their villa during a police raid.

The couple were arrested after British woman Lindsay Sandiford was caught with cocaine in her suitcase at the Island's airport in May this year.

All are now awaiting trial.

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