A 20-year-old man from Blitar, East Java has been arrested for drug trafficking in Bali.
The Head of the Tabanan Police Department, AKBP Ranefli Dian Candra confirmed that the suspect was arrested from a hotel that is located on Jalan Raya Denpasar Gilimanuk, Tabanan on Thursday (19/8) by the Tabanan Narcotics Investigation Bureau. “The suspect was arrested from Harris Hotel that is located in Kediri, Tabanan along with 0.24 grams of meth and several other substances on Thursday.” AKBP Candra said on Monday (23/8).
During the interrogation, the suspect admitted that he has been operating this illegal business for six months as he lost his source of income after getting laid-off due to the pandemic. “The suspect admitted that he decided to get involved in the drug trafficking business to provide his daily needs, and he has been targeting younger people as his customers.” AKBP Candra added.
After arresting the suspect at Harris Hotel, the officers also found another 30.430 pills of narcotics from his boarding house that is located on Jalan Karangsari 3 Number 12, Denpasar as the investigation continued by the police. Candra explained that the suspect has been receiving narcotics supply from his friend from Jember, East Java who is now a fugitive. “The suspect received these narcotics from his friend in Jember, and he has been selling the pills for USD 2 (IDR 30,000) each to the street racers in Bali.” AKBP Candra concluded. The suspect has been detained and will potentially face 27 years of imprisonment and a USD 655,000 (IDR 9,5 billion) fine for violating two different acts of the Indonesian Narcotics Constitution.
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