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).
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.
“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.
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