Actor Benjy Sentenced to 11 Years in Indon Jail for Drug Smuggling

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The son of the late actress Azean Irdawaty, Benjy escaped a possible death penalty for smuggling 4.5 grams of meth into Sumatra.

Khaeryll Benjamin Ibrahim, better known as Benjy, was sentenced to 11 years in prison on Wednesday for trying to smuggle crystal methamphetamine hidden in his rectum into Sumatra.

He was arrested with 4.5 grams of the narcotics in April at Kualanamu International Airport.

In addition to the jail time, the 38-year-old was ordered to pay a fine of $74,000 by the Medan District Court.

However, the prison term was lower than the 14 years recommended by prosecutors and he escaped a possible death sentence.

Benjy has had a chequered history with narcotics.

In 2010, he was arrested at an apartment in Kepong in connection with producing and supplying drugs.

In 2015, he was arrested twice in the span of one month, also on drug-related offences.