Bali drugs Brit jailed for 6 years

A British man has been sentenced to six years by a court in Bali after being convicted of possessing drugs. Julian Ponder was detained after the arrest of British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford. He had earlier been cleared of drugs smuggling

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The four Britons involved in Bali drug offences case

British national Julian Ponder is appearing in court today for the verdict of his trial for drug offences in Bali.

He has been cleared of drugs smuggling but faces a lesser charge of possession, which carries a life sentence.

Julian Ponder will find out his fate today Credit: ITV News

Ponder is the last of four Britons to be sentenced after Lindsay Sandiford - a 56-year-old grandmother from Cheltenham - was arrested for smuggling cocaine into Bali last year.

Last week, she was sentenced to death although prosecutors had asked for a 15-year jail sentence.

Lindsay Sandiford was sentenced to death after being found guilty of drug trafficking. Credit: Reuters

In December, Ponder's partner Rachel Dougall was 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.

Rachel Dougall with her translator in a Bali court in December

In the same month, 40-year-old Brit Paul Beales was sentenced to four years in prison for possessing drugs

Paul Beales escorted by a policeman as he arrived for a court appearance Credit: Reuters

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