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New tactics see Western drug mules behind bars in Bali

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Drug syndicates are using Westerners to smuggle drugs into Bali in new tactics, Indonesian authorities said Wednesday as a British grandmother became the latest to face the firing squad for trafficking. 

Foreign tourists relax on Kuta beach in Denpasar, Bali on January 23, 2013. Drug syndicates are using Westerners to smuggle drugs into Bali, Indonesian authorities said as a British grandmother became the latest to face the firing squad for trafficking.

Lindsay Sandiford, 56, was sentenced to death Tuesday after being caught with 4.79 kilograms (10 pounds, nine ounces) of cocaine worth $2.4 million in her suitcase as she arrived on a flight from Bangkok last May.

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