35-year-old inmate, Putu Gede Sudiarsa could be facing more prison time for running a narcotics business from his prison cell.
Criminal Attorney from Denpasar Legal Support, Aji Silaban who is defending the suspect confirmed that the Prosecutor is demanding 15 years of imprisonment on top of his current sentence.
“The prosecutor demanded the Judge to charge our defendant with 15 years of imprisonment and USD $211,267 (IDR 3 billion) for a 1 year subsidiary, so we plan to submit our plea tomorrow.” Silaban said on Monday (29/11).
Prior to the trial, police officers had managed to arrest another suspect named I Putu Yuda Pramana (aged 24) on Jalan Mahendradata, Denpasar on July 10th 2021 along with 3 packages of marijuana with a total of 5.6 kg’s in weight.
During the interrogation, Yuda admitted that he was asked to take the packages by Sudiarsa who was still serving his sentence at Kerobokan Prison.
Yuda explained that this wasn’t the first time he had done this Sudiarsa as he also did it once in January of 2021, and he was paid with USD $211 (IDR 3 million) to deliver a package of marijuana that weighed 2 kgs.
“The Prosecutor demanded 13 years of imprisonment for Yuda along with the same amount of fines that Sudiarsa faces to be held responsible for what he has done.” Silaban concluded.
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