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Spanish National Arrested For Growing Cannabis In His Bali Villa

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Authorities from the Badung Police department have arrested an expat who had been growing cannabis at his villa in Bali.

The Head of the Badung Police Department, AKBP Leo Dedy Defretes, confirmed that a Spanish national with the initials GASV was arrested for growing cannabis at a villa in Jalan Gang Rambutan Tibubeneng, North Kuta Badung.

“The suspect was arrested from his villa on Tuesday (30/11) for growing illegal plants in Bali,” AKBP Defretes said during a press conference on Thursday (9/12).

Growing cannabis

The investigation began when officers were notified about the importation of cannabis seeds from a man in Barcelona, Spain to Bali. During the investigation, all the information led the officers to the suspect.

Shortly after, the police searched the suspect’s villa. They found cannabis that were planted with a hydroponics system inside his villa.

Bali police narcotics van

“Most of the plants were two months old, and the suspect planned to harvest them by the end of December,” AKBP Defretes added. The suspect, who has been staying for over 20 years in Bali, is also allegedly involved in drug trafficking on the island.

“The suspect has been detained along with the evidence. The investigation regarding his involvement to drug trafficking in Bali is still underway,” AKBP Defretes concluded.

Cannabis hydroponics system

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Thursday 16th of December 2021

As much as I love Bali and Indonesia as country, It disturbs me more and more, that this kind of law regulations are still in place. As one of the other commentors already mentioned: There is much bullshit going on in terms of corruption on small and on bigger levels. While few feeding their purses, many are left behind and unworthy live conditions.


Tuesday 14th of December 2021

Indonesia would be smart and do well like other modern countries to just make it legal. Punishing people so harshly for possessing a medicinal plant while letting government officials get away with bribery and murder is insane.


Tuesday 14th of December 2021

Snuff him out like a candle blowing in the wind@Joe,

Wayan Bo

Monday 13th of December 2021

Are they sure that it isn’t oregano!?

Wayan Bo

Sunday 12th of December 2021

Indonesian seeds are for sure better than those imported from Europe. Bali should start to produce worlds best marijuana.

Wayan Bo

Sunday 12th of December 2021

He shouldn’t be punished for his farming activity’s. Bali need urgently much more liberal laws, why not to sell it legal in shops like cigarettes.