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3 Men Arrested For 1 Gram of Marijuana In Bali Could Face 12 Years In Prison

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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.

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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).

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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.

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“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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Friday 26th of November 2021

Crazy, 12 years for a tiny amount of marijuana. I don't understand why they don't differentiate between soft drugs and hard drugs. Alcohol and many prescription drugs are way more harmful than marijuana. This has been proved countless times in scientific studies. These 3 young guy's life's are effectively over now. I understand across asia they have a zero tolerance towards drugs, just use common sense when evaluating the type and amount of drugs seized.


Monday 22nd of November 2021

"An American named Heather Lois Mack has been released from Kerobokan Prison after finishing her sentence on Friday (29/10). After being imprisoned since 2014 for murdering her own mother, Heather was finally released from the Kerobokan Prison."

So you can get 7 years for murder but up to 12 years for .8 grams of marijuana. What's wrong with this judicial system?


Tuesday 23rd of November 2021

@Kolohe, Don't get caught


Sunday 21st of November 2021

But stuff your premeditated murdered mom's body in a suitcase, and get 10 years.

Na Kolohe

Sunday 21st of November 2021

So many countries today allow Marijuana for medical and recreational use, it's draconian for Indonesia to be so behind the times.

Wayan Bo

Saturday 20th of November 2021

Just send them to higher developed American or European countries where it’s legal, or allow them to move to Jamaica.