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$1 million in cash dropped from a plane in Bolivia

Anti-narcotics agents in Bolivia have recovered some $1 million (£620,000) that they say was thrown from a low-flying plane in the east of the country.

Some of the wads of US bank notes thrown from the plane
Some of the wads of US bank notes thrown from the plane Credit: Reuters

Bolivian authorities say they believe it was intended to be picked up by gang members to set up a cocaine production centre or false commercial enterprise.

The US bank notes came in a number of different denominations and were wrapped with a seal from a Paraguayan bank.

Three people were detained and guns and vehicles were also seized as a result of the money being intercepted.

Bolivia is one of the top three cocaine producers in the world, according to the UN.

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'Evidence to show Sandiford was threatened & coerced'

Human rights organisation Reprieve has previously said it believes there is evidence to show that Sandiford was threatened and coerced into acting as a courier.

Indonesia has an estimated 114 prisoners on death row. Most of the more than 40 foreigners among them have been convicted of drug crimes, according to a March 2012 report by Australia's Lowy Institute for International Policy.

Five foreigners have been executed since 1998, all for drug crimes, according to the institute. There have been no executions in the country since 2008, when 10 people were put to death.

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Briton could face death penalty over drugs charges

A customs official in Bali has confirmed that a British woman allegedly caught with £1.6 million of cocaine is likely to face charges that would carry a death penalty.

Lindsay Sandiford was arrested after being stopped with drugs weighing almost five kgs after coming off a flight from Bangkok.

Lindsay Sandiford
Lindsay Sandiford could face the death penalty Credit: APTN

Briton put on show with drugs haul in Bali

A British woman has been displayed at a press conference in Bali after allegedly being caught with £1.6 million of cocaine.

Custom officials say they stopped Lindsay Sandiford carrying the 4.7kg haul in a suitcase as she arrived in Bali on a Thai Airways flight from Bangkok on May 19.

Indonesia has extremely strict drug laws and executes convicted smugglers. A third of the more than 140 people on death row are foreigners.

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