Indonesia deports French drug smuggler after 18 years

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FRANCE Michael Blanc was arrested in 1999 at the airport in Bali with 3.8 kg of hashish hidden inside scuba diving canisters. A French national who spent 18 years in Indonesian custody for smuggling drugs into Bali is expected to arrive home on Sunday, thanks in large part to his mother’s efforts. Michael Blanc was arrested in 1999 at the airport in Bali with 3.8kg of hashish hidden inside scuba diving canisters. The now 45-year-old was initially given a life term, narrowly escaping the death sentence handed to some other foreign drug traffickers. In 2008, Blanc’s prison term was cut to 20 years. Blanc’s mother, Helene Le Touzey, later helped secure her son’s parole in 2014, despite the fact that Indonesian law does not usually allow conditional release of foreigners after serving just two-thirds of their sentence. Indonesia deports French drug smuggler after 18 years

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