Death row inmate in Sulawesi caught dealing drugs

MAKASSARA, Indonesia - A man sentenced to death in a drug-related case, Amiruddin, bin Amin, alias Amir Eco, was caught dealing drugs inside the Gunung Sari penitentiary in Makassar, South Sulawesi, on Monday.

Prison guards found Amir, who was sentenced to death by the Makassar District Court on Aug. 11, this year, with 76 grams of crystal methamphetamine in his cell. He was found guilty of possessing 1.2 kilograms of crystal meth and 4,188 ecstasy pills worth Rp 1.5 billion (S$157,000).

Amir had earlier managed to escape from the Balikpapan penitentiary in East Kalimantan, but was eventually caught by police in Makassar following the arrest of a narcotics suspect who confessed that the drugs he was carrying came from Amir.