A village official of Dusun Tigaron Kangin in Kubu, Karangasem has been arrested for drug trafficking in his village.
The Head of Karangasem Village Empowerment Office, I Gede Kaneka Setiawan, confirmed that the suspect, identified as I Putu Eri Ariawan, has been arrested for drug trafficking in Bali. He even sold drugs to his own residents.
The suspect has also been suspended from his job as a village official until further legal deliberation.
“We have temporarily suspended him from his duty while we’re waiting for the final decision from the Judges at the court,” Setiawan said on Sunday (3/4).
Authorities from Karangasem Narcotics Investigation Bureau began their investigation after detaining a man named I Made Agus Saputra for possessing meth.
During the interrogation, Saputra admitted that he had received that illegal substance from Ariawan.
After further investigation, the police arrested Ariawan from his house on Monday (21/3) and detained him in a prison cell while waiting for his trial.
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