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British Tourist In Bali Arrested For Stealing Motorbike In Broad Daylight

A British national has been arrested by police in Canggu, Bali, for stealing a custom-built motorbike. The man, known by his initials GTAW, is 43 years old and remains in police custody. The incident occurred at the Deus Ex Machina Indonesia store and cafe in Canggu on Monday, 28th November.  From CCTV footage shared with …

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Bali Fraudulent Money Changing Scams Now Showing Up In Canggu

One man and two teenagers have been detained in Canggu, Bali for running a fraudulent money-changing service in the tourism hotspot. One man, named Kadek Rusdiana Wardana, has been arrested and charged, and the teenagers have been released after questioning since they are underage. The three were detained by Badung Police Criminal Investigation Unit and …

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Police In Bali Arrest Serial Moped Thief After Two Week Search

Police in Bali have successfully arrested and charged a serial thief after a two-week search. Badung Police arrested Wibi Aridiyo Samodro, 38, at his home in Padangsambian, West Denpasar. He was arrested for stealing a moped belonging to a Brazilian man living in Canggu.  Police arrested Samodro on Sunday, 9th October, following a report filed …

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Bali Police Confirm Arrest Of New Zealander Who Received Drugs Parcel In The Mail

Bali Police have arrested a 42-year-old man from New Zealand for possession of Class A drugs. The man, known only by his initials MP, was arrested on Tuesday 30th August. Police confirmed details of the arrest and charges to reporters on Thursday, 29th September.  During the arrest, MP was found to have 3.03g of cocaine, …

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Bali Lawyers Plea Australian Arrested On Major Drug Charges Is Addict In Need Of Support

On 5th September 2022, Bali Police arrested 51-year-old Australian Jeff Walton at I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport. Walton was found in possession of Class A drugs and was immediately bought into police custody for further questioning. Walton, a diving and surfing instructor, landed in Bali from Vietnam. His story has hit international headlines today …

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Bali Police Launch Investigations Into Public Knife Attacks

Bali Police are investigating two separate knife attacks that have caused distress to the public this week. Police in Central Denpasar have launched an investigation into an armed robbery of a mini-mart on Tuesday 30th August. While police in North Kuta have launched an investigation into a man, believed to have mental health issues, who …

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Bali Bomber’s Prison Interview Sparks Fresh Heartache For Victims And Loved Ones

The man found guilty of being part of the team that built the bombs used in the 2002 Bali Bombing attacks is set to be released from prison in the coming weeks. Over the weekend, Umar Patek appeared in a 20-minute video interview with a prison general, sparking more heartache and frustration for victims and …

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Bali Bomber Released From Jail As 20th Anniversary Of Attack Approaches

The release of bomb maker Umar Patek, from prison, has been described as ‘awful timing’ as the island and those affected across the world prepare for the 20th anniversary of the Bali Bombings.  Patek, who was responsible for assembling the explosives used in the 2002 attacks, has been granted an early release just days before …

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Bali Yoga Teacher Arrested On Series Of Drug Charges

Police in Bali has arrested an Indian man who has been working on the island as a yoga teacher. 32-year-old Samarth Karwal was arrested on Friday 5th August August for possession of marijuana. Karwal was arrested in the car park of the Indomaret on Jalan Raya Kerobokan. An investigation is underway and police have shared …

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Local Man In Bali Arrested On Drug Charges Caught Making Infused Chocolates

Bali Police have arrested 24-year-old Ricard Fajariadi for possession of marijuana and for making marijuana-related products. Fajariadi was arrested on Friday 5th August and West Denpasar Police held a press conference on Monday 8th to share the news of his arrest.  At the time of his arrest, Fajariadi was found in possession of 1.07kg of …

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Bali Police Arrest Gang Of Phone Thieves Targeting Tourists In Central Kuta

Kuta Police have arrested five men who are thought to be Kuta’s most prolific phone thieves. The five men were paraded at the Ground Zero Monument, the Bali Bombing Memorial, on Monday 8th August. The five men were presented to the media and local observers, dressed in orange prison overalls and with their hands and …

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Bali Tourists Saved From Thieves As Locals Start Recording Attempted Phone Robbery

Two tourists were saved by locals during an attempted phone robbery on Jalan Poppies in Kuta over the weekend. The video, which has since been shared on local Instagram news accounts, last 53-seconds. Locals who were in the area at the time started recording the commotion. It is thought that although the two men who …

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