9 May 2015

Bali Nine ringleader funeral held in Sydney

2:51 pm on 9 May 2015

The funeral of one of the Bali Nine ringleaders, Myuran Sukumaran, is being held today in Sydney.

He and Andrew Chan were executed by firing squad along with six others in Indonesia last week.

Australians Myuran Sukumaran (R) and Andrew Chan (L), the two ringleaders of the "Bali Nine" drug ring, are moved by police for prison after their verdicts were announced in Denpasar, on Bali island, 14 February 2006.

Andrew Chan, left, and Myuran Sukumaran, right, in 2006. Photo: AFP

The two men spent nearly 10 years in detention on death row in Bali's Kerobokan prison, after they were found guilty of attempting to smuggle eight kilograms of heroin into Australia.

About 1200 family, friends and supporters have gathered to farewell Myuran Sukumaran at the service in Castle Hill.

Yesterday, thousands of people turned out for the funeral of Andrew Chan in Baulkham Hills.