JAKARTA - A district court in Indonesia has
sentenced two men to death for running drug factory at a village in the Jakarta
suburb of Tangerang, The Jakarta Post newspaper reported Tuesday.
Benny Sudrajat, alias Andreas Indrijatno, and Budi Sucipto, alias Iming
Santoso, were found guilty of operating one of Asia 's biggest ecstasy plants.
They were also found guilty of producing the chemical ingredients used to
make the drug. The Tangerang Court also handed down life sentences to Frenchman
Serge Areski Atloui and Dutch national Nicolaas Garnic Josephus for facilitating
the production of the drug.
They were also fined 750 million rupiah (US$82,281) each.
The factory was capable of producing 300,000 ecstasy pills per week, some
destined for overseas markets, prosecutors said.
They said police seized an estimated 142 million dollars worth of ecstasy,
methamphetamines and chemical ingredients from the site.