A 35-year-old German national with initials ABL has been arrested by police for possessing large amounts of illegal substances in his villa.
The Head of the Badung Police Department, AKP Roby Septiadi confirmed that the suspect was arrested along with 109 packages of cocaine and a package of hashish. “The drugs that were possessed by the suspect are considered one of the most expensive drugs in the market, so we assumed that his buyers were either rich expats or locals here.” AKP Roby said on Friday (9/7).
Meanwhile the Head of the Badung Narcotics Operation, Iptu I Putu Budi Artama explained that a package of cocaine could be worth between USD 210 to 350 (IDR 3 to 5 million) per gram in Bali. “A total of 282 grams of cocaine and 1 gram of hashish were seized from the suspect, the substances could be worth around USD 70,000 (IDR 1 billion).” Iptu Artama said.The investigation about this case began when the officers were informed that parties were often held in one of the villas that is located in Cemagi Canggu, North Kuta.
After a month of investigation, the officers decided to search the villa when the suspect was there alone on Tuesday (6/7). “On the first day of our search at the villa, we found 53 packages of cocaine inside a safe deposit box, but then we found another stash of packages the day after.” Iptu Artama added. The suspect has been detained along with evidence as the investigation is still underway.