Russian National Arseniy Trofimov (23) was released from the cell of the Class IIB Bangli Detention Center, Saturday (20/2). After serving a one-year sentence, he will be deported from Bali. Previously an English teacher in Moscow, Arseny was sentenced by Denpasar District Court Judges for drug possession after violating Article 127 Number (1) about Narcotics Constitution.
Arseny was arrested with evidence including a package of hashish, and after searching his residence at Puri Canggu I North Kuta, officers found another package of hashish.
Dressed in Balinese traditional clothes, Arseny was escorted by officers from Denpasar Immigration Office Class I and relocated to the detention room of the Immigration Office to await the deportation process.
The Head of Bali Law and Human Rights Ministry, Jamaruli Manihuruk explained that Arseny will be deported to Russia within the next couple of days.
“We’ve done all the procedures to pick him up from the prison and relocate him to the Immigration Office by following all prevention protocols such as face mask-wearing,” Jamaruli said on Sunday (21/2).
Meanwhile, in a separate interview, Jamaruli said that he is currently collecting information regarding the incident of the Russian woman who confronted officers as she was getting pulled over for violating rules while riding a motorbike in Bali.
“We’re trying to investigate that incident to determine whether she violated our immigration rules or not. We are cooperating with the police to gather some information such as her identity and location. If we find any violations, we will act in accordance with the Indonesian constitution,” Jamaruli concluded on Monday (22/2).
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