- Tyne Tees
A British woman on trial in Indonesia for drug trafficking told a court today that she became involved only because "the lives of my children were in danger".
56-year-old Lindsay Sandiford, originally from Redcar, was arrested in May after police in Bali said they found 10.6lb of cocaine in the lining of her suitcase.
In her witness statement, Mrs Sandiford apologised for her involvement in the incident.
"I would like to begin by apologising to the Republic of Indonesia and the Indonesian people for my involvement.
I would never have become involved in something like this but the lives of my children were in danger and I felt I had to protect them."
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