Has this news reached overseas? 9 young Aussies have been picked up in Bali for attempting to smuggle a large quantity of heroin out of the country, and are now in danger of facing a firing squad. They were "mules", which means they were couriering the drugs for another party. They agreed to do this for the measly sum of $10000AUD - between them! I cannot fathom why they would do this. It is common knowledge here in Australia that drug-trafficking in Indonesia carries a potential death sentence. These people went to the Balinese airport the day before they were caught, and were scared off by the large police presence, only to try again the next day and get caught. These people are young - average age of 20. Many of the accused are said to be not very bright (obviously). In Australia, there is a section of the media and left-wingers that have questioned why they weren't allowed to travel to Sydney and be caught there, but the point is that they broke the law imposed in Indonesia and must be tried under those laws. The Indonesians use the death penalty for drug-trafficking because they despise the damage that could be done to peoples lives by the drugs that are smuggled. I must say I support their stance, but I have very mixed thoughts about the death penalty....... Your thoughts?