She had arrived a day earlier at the city’s airport from China and allegedly managed to get past security with the drugs concealed in four plastic packages inside her underwear, the indictment said. Two members of a drugs gang had been en route to the hotel to pick up the narcotics — but police knew about the plan and managed to get there first and arrest Waldeck, it said. “The defendant could face the death penalty,” prosecutor Deddy Agus Oktavianto told AFP. Prosecutors did not estimate the value of the drugs. The trial started on Tuesday at Surabaya district court and resumes next week. Her case comes after British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford was sentenced to death in January after she was caught trying to bring $2.4 million worth of cocaine into Indonesia’s resort island of Bali. In the latest case, the two drugs gang members were arrested several days after Waldeck, the indictment said. Their cases are being dealt with separately. Waldeck claimed that her boyfriend in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou had asked her to traffic the drugs in exchange for $5,000, it said. The indictment said Waldeck and the middlemen “engaged in an evil conspiracy to commit a narcotics offence” by bringing 1.47 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine into the country. It listed her place of residence as Guangzhou, and said she was from Rustington, a seaside resort on England’s south coast. A spokesman for the British embassy in Jakarta said: ???We can confirm the detention of a British national in Surabaya.
eBay launches click and collect for UK retailers, one-hour deliveries in London
Update: Oh, and just like that, if collect in store wasn’t convenient enough, Wenig has just announced that eBay now, its one hour delivery service will be coming to Europe, starting in London early next year. Show full PR text New service enables eBay sellers to offer collection at Argos eBay and Argos trial national service offering Click & Collect opportunity to eBay merchants London, 24th September 2013. eBay, one of the world’s largest online marketplaces and Argos, the UK’s leading general merchandise retailer, have joined forces to offer a Click & Collect service, enabling shoppers to purchase products from selected eBay merchants and pick them up at Argos stores throughout the UK. eBay’s marketplace and Argos’ store network make a powerful and unique combination – a first for the UK. At least 50 eBay merchants will participate in this trial, enabling a wide range of merchandise to be readily available for collection by customers from around 150 Argos stores in primary locations nationally. As shoppers continue to use digital channels and demand a variety of convenient fulfilment methods for their orders, Click & Collect is expected to grow significantly in the UK. According to the Econsultancy Online Shopping Survey, 40% of UK shoppers used some form of Click & Collect service over Christmas 2012. This trial delivers what shoppers want: choice, convenience and speed the opportunity to shop anytime, anywhere, on any device. Customers want to feel inspired by the product on offer; engage in the shopping experience; feel reassured that their transaction is secure and that their purchase will be delivered on time to a location convenient to them. As Devin Wenig, President, eBay says; “The distinction between offline and online shopping continues to blur. At eBay we continue to find new ways to connect buyers and sellers.