A 39-year-old French national named Nicolas Alexandre Gaston will potentially face 12 years of imprisonment for consuming narcotics in Bali.
The Prosecutor named Sutarta confirmed that the defendant was detained at the Denpasar Court House during the trial on Sunday (26/12). He will potentially face 12 years of imprisonment for consuming marijuana during his stay in Bali.
During the interrogation, Nicolas admitted that he started consuming weed to manage his depression since he had a divorce in 2020.
“The defendant could face 12 years of imprisonment if he’s proven to be involved in drug trafficking in Bali. But, if he’s lucky, he might be sentenced with just 4 years of imprisonment. That is, if he’s only considered as a consumer,” Sutarta said.
The defendant was arrested from his villa in Jalan Tegal Cupek, Kerobokan North Kuta on September 26, 2021. The police also seized a 3,390-gram package of marijuana that he stored inside a bag in the kitchen.
“The defendant admitted that he often combined marijuana with tobacco,” Sutarta added. Meanwhile, the defendant’s attorney, Aji Silaban, confirmed that he and his client have decided to accept the Prosecutor’s demands.
“After discussion, Nicolas decided to accept the Prosecutor’s demands without any exceptions,” Silaban concluded.
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