A 28-year-old man with initial F from Jakarta will potentially face 20 years of imprisonment for drug trafficking in Bali.
The Head of the Denpasar Police Department, Kombes Pol Jansen Avitus Panjaitan confirmed that F was arrested along with his friend with initial R (aged 18) who has been working as a surf instructor, for getting involved with a drug trafficking business in Bali. “Both suspects were arrested on Monday evening (27/9) around 8:00pm in Pecatu, South Kuta for attempting to distribute over 1 kg of marijuana.” Kombes Pol Jansen said on Thursday (14/10).
Jansen explained that R was identified as a college student who came to Bali for vacation a few months ago. R decided to extend his holiday after receiving an offer to join this illegal business as a courier. During the interrogation, the suspects admitted that they received a package of marijuana weighing 1,181 grams from a person named Fahri who is now considered a fugitive.
When the officers were informed about a transaction attempt, they immediately came to the scene and caught both suspects red handed. “During the arrest, we seized a large amount of marijuana that they put inside his motorbike’s seat. They also admitted that they were offered to do this job for USD 35 (IDR 500,000) per transaction.” Kombes Pol Janses added.
Both suspects who have been doing this illegal business for over 3 months will potentially be charged with 20 years of imprisonment and a USD 563,380 (IDR 8 billion) fine to be held responsible for what they have done.
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