Bali suspect: I thought 1.6m GBP coke parcels were sweets for my girl

01-Jun-2012 Intellasia | The Sun | 7:01 AM Print This Post

He collected packages wrapped in pink paper from Briton Sandiford, 55, bearing the words “Enjoy Sweet Candy”.

Police say they contained GBP 1.6million-worth of cocaine.

But Ponder, arrested with the packages on May 25, claimed he believed they were birthday presents for his daughter Kitty, who was six the day before.

The Sun told yesterday how Ponder and his wife Rachel Dougall, 38, could face execution if found guilty of police claims that they are at the centre of a huge trafficking ring.

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We also revealed mum-of-two Sandiford, of Redcar, Cleveland, was seized at Bali airport on May 19 after 4.7kg of coke was allegedly found in her case.

Ponder said: “I was the subject of entrapment by Lindsay, who knew my daughter was going to be six shortly after her arrival.

“Having been caught she aided the police surveillance and brought the cocaine to me wrapped as if it was a present for my daughter. I never touched the drugs.”

Police say they found more coke stashed in cigarette packets at Ponder and Dougall’s villa on the exotic holiday isle.

The couple and Sandiford are being held in jail with a fourth Brit, Paul Beales, who last night protested his innocence. Kitty is being looked after by family gardener Dayu Ariani, 33, and his wife, maid Ketut Suranchana.


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