TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Mataram District Court has sentenced to death 45-year-old French national Dorfin Felix on Monday, May 20, 2019.
The sentence was by far heavier than the prosecutor’s demand of 20 years’ imprisonment and a fine of Rp10 billion substitutable with another year behind bars.
In the verdict announced by presiding judge Isnurul Samsul Arif, Dorfin was found guilty of distributing type I, non-plant narcotics weighing over 5 grams, thus violating Article 113 of Law 35 Year 2009 on Narcotics.
“It was indicated that the defendant is a member of an international narcotics syndicate, and what he did could be detrimental to the young generation and the national security,” Isnurul said.
Dorfin’s lawyers immediately filed an appeal upon hearing the verdict while the prosecutor requested time for deliberation.
Dorfin Felix was apprehended at the Lombok International Airport for possession of 2.98 kilograms of crystal meth and ecstasy pills. While in custody at the West Java Police headquarters, Dorfin managed to escape for a week before being recaptured on Friday, February 1, 2019.
ABDUL LATIEF APRIAMAN (CONTRIBUTOR)