SA man jailed for life in Indonesia for smuggling tik

2012-05-31 11:37

An Indonesian court has sentenced a South African man convicted of drug trafficking to life imprisonment.

Brett Theo Savage (44), was arrested last year after allegedly trying to bring almost three kilograms of crystal-methamphetamine onto the island of Bali, the Witness reported today.

The Bali Daily website reported that Judge IGAB Komang Wijaya Adhi told the court yesterday that Savage was part of an international drug smuggling syndicate.

Savage’s former employer in his home town of Pietermaritzburg said he was surprised to hear Savage had been accused of drug smuggling.

“His family came first and work second, which was honourable, but I think it cost him a lot of things,” said the man, who asked not to be named.

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