Three men from Tabanan, Bali have been arrested by the Tabanan police department for consuming and potential trafficking of Marijuana and could face up to 12 years in prison.
The Head of Tabanan Narcotics Investiation Bureau, AKP I Gede Sudiarna confirmed that the 3 men were identified as a 34-year-old man named I Gede Ari Setiawan (Ari), a 22-year-old man Nengah Diksa Prabawa (Diksa) and a 34-year-old man named I Putu Krisna Mukti (Rere). They have all been arrested for consumption and possession of marijuana on Tuesday (2/11) at their homes in Tabanan.
AKP Sudiarna explained that an investigation began when the police were informed about a potential drug transaction in the Tabanan area prior to the arrest.
The police started the operation by visiting Ari’s house that is located in Penebel, Tabanan. During the arrest, officers seized a package of marijuana that weighed 0.84 grams from Ari.
“During the interrogation, Ari admitted that he and his friend, Diksa had bought the marijuana from a man named Rere for USD $10 (IDR 150,000).” AKP Sudiarna said on Wednesday (17/11).
Shortly after, officers managed to arrest both Diksa and Rere at their homes in Tabanan along with another evidence.
“We finally arrested Rere at around 7:30pm, and he admitted that the drugs were from him,” AKP Sudiarna added.
The suspects have been detained and will potentially face up to 12 years of imprisonment.
“Drug trafficking targets not only urban areas but also villages like Penebel, so I urge all the parents to supervise their children and keep them away from this illegal substance.” AKP Sudiarna concluded.
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