A 32-year-old man with initials (AG) from Russia has been arrested by Bali authorities after attempting to smuggle illegal drugs into Bali.
Authorities from the National Narcotics Agency (BNNP), Custom Officers and Officials from Bali Ngurah Rai Airport have managed to intercept a shipment of DMT (dimethyltryptamine). The Head of Bali BNNP, Brigjen Pol Gede Sugianyar Dwi Putra has confirmed that the suspect has been arrested at his home in Jimbaran.
“On Wednesday (19/5) around 10:50am the suspect was arrested along with a package of DMT weighing 194 gram from his place that is located in South Kuta. ” Brigjen Pol Sugianyar said during a press conference on Friday (28/5). Sugianyar also explained some of the dangers of consuming DMT. No official statements have been made yet whether the drugs were intended for private use or for trafficking in the Bali area. However, AG could possibly face 12 years imprisonment for attempting to smuggle illegal drugs into Bali.
Prior to the arrest, an authority at the Bali Ngurah Rai Airport became suspicious when they scanned a package that was allegedly ordered by AG and was delivered by a man from Ukraine. After examining the package with an X-Ray, they sent it off to the Bali Police Department for a forensic investigation. That is when they confirmed that the package contained the class 1 narcotic, DMT.
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