1. A man who has been spared the death penalty for trafficking drugs will appeal.
Antony de Malmanche is struggling to come to terms with his 15-year jail sentence for drug trafficking – a crime he claims he did not know he was committing.
The 53-year-old New Zealand man says he was scammed after looking for love online and taking up an expenses-paid overseas trip, Stuff.co.nz reports.
After meeting up with men he believed were staff of his online love in China, he flew to Bali, where customs officers discovered 1.7kg of crystal meth in his backpack – which also contained his passport, plane ticket and customs declaration form – on December 1.