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Drug Smuggler Deported After Serving 13.5 Years In Bali Prison

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A Malaysian national will be deported after finishing his 13.5 years of imprisonment for importing narcotics into Bali.

The Head of Bali Law and Human Rights Minister, Jamaruli Manihuruk confirmed that a man who has been identified as Gibinathan V Loganathan (aged 37) from Malaysia will be deported and blacklisted from entering Indonesia after finishing his jail sentence in Bali’s Narcotics Prison, that is located in Bengal, on Friday (19/11). 

Jamaruli explained that prior to the release, Gibinathan was proven guilty of smuggling narcotics into Bali. “Gibinathan was arrested for violating the Indonesian Narcotics Constitution by importing narcotics that weighed over 5 grams onto the island,” Jamaruli said on Sunday (21/11). After officially being released from prison, Gibinathan was transported to the detention house of Denpasar’s Immigration Office Class I to begin his deportation process.

(Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yatika)

The deportation process was delayed as the Immigration Officers are still waiting for additional documents from Gibinathan’s origin country. Additionally, Jamaruli warned all ex-pats who have been staying in Bali to avoid any violations to Indonesian laws and regulations. “I warn everyone to never attempt to smuggle any kind of illegal substances into Bali to avoid harsh punishments in accordance with our constitution,” Jamaruli concluded.

(Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yatika)

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Mango Carafino

Saturday 27th of November 2021

Five grams is not a lot of drugs. Such a long sentence to waste time and life. Bali / Indonesia is dependent upon the IMF for cash. So they follow the IMF direction to keep the country locked down. Look at Norway, not part of the EU, have their own currency and is an oil rich country. That country has been open and all in normal there. Spain is a radical country of EU, always wanting independence from the EU with Catalonia wanting to break away from Spain. Fact is that country has been open and is operating normal. We need Prabowo Subianto as President, he is a leader that will make the right choices for the people of Indonesia and not be dictated to.


Wednesday 24th of November 2021

Totally wrong why sending him back after 13.5 years His a now citizen off Indonesia

Wayan Bo

Tuesday 23rd of November 2021

The movie “Midnight Express” from the year 1978, should become sequel in Bali.


Tuesday 23rd of November 2021

no Aussies will come to bali (including me) with the horrific protocols costs quarantines in place both on entry to bali and quarantine on return to Australia. zero none no one