A 42-year old man named Rusdianto and a 22-year-old man named Karnanda (a.k.a Okem) will potentially face life sentences for trafficking cannabis in Bali.
During the virtual trial on Wednesday (25/8), the Prosecutor named Ni Ketut Mulyani stated that both suspects who used to operate small businesses in Bali were previously arrested for getting involved in drug trafficking in Bali. “Prior to the arrest, the suspects have managed to distribute around 22kg of cannabis within 1 week, after receiving the drugs from a man named Manek who is now a fugitive.” Mulyani said on Wednesday.
Prior to the arrest, Rusdianto was called by Manek on his cellphone on April 24th 2021 around 10:30am, informing him that he was about to receive several packages of cannabis weighing around 24kg at his place in Denpasar. Shortly after, Rusdianto immediately called Okem and informed him about the delivery. Once they received the package, they sold as much of the cannabis as they could within a week before they were arrested on April 29th 2021.
Both suspects were arrested at two different locations in Denpasar by the Denpasar Narcotics Investigation Bureau. “Rudianto was arrested at his place on Jalan Kebudayaan, Sesetan and Okem was arrested in Pemogan, Denpasar on the same day on April 29th 2021. And apparently they’ve already managed to sell 22kg out of the 24kg of cannabis Denpasar.” Muliani concluded. Both of them will potentially face a life sentence at the prison for violating the Indonesian Narcotics Constitution. Their attorney who also attended the virtual trial didn’t file any exception after hearing the demand from the Prosecutor, Muliani, to his clients.
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