Bali couple arrested for transporting weed amid financial woes

Police in Bali arrested a married couple for transporting marijuana on the island, who stated that they had been pressured into a lifetime of crime on account of monetary hardships.

The couple, below the initials IDR and NA, had their shared residence raided by the police on Aug. 12 in Renon, Denpasar. Police confiscated 283 grams of weed saved in 15 plastic pouches as proof from the positioning.

In a press briefing in regards to the case yesterday, Denpasar Police Chief Bambang Yugo Pamungkas defined that the couple had labored collectively as drug couriers for lower than a yr.

The suspects’ job was to drop off the promised items at a specified location for the shopper to select up afterward. Couriers don’t get to fulfill clients face-to-face.

The pair adopted the orders of the drug seller, who’s positioned in North Sumatra. Bambang explains that the small doses of weed had been offered round Denpasar and Kuta, and the couple got IDR50,000 (US$3.37) after each drop-off. They stated they delivered two to 3 packets a day.

IDR and NA every withstand 12 years in jail for drug trafficking.

This month alone, Denpasar Police’s Narcotics Unit have made 26 drug-related arrests, confiscating 1.3 kilograms of weed, 170.5 grams of crystal meth, 10 items of ecstasy, and 29.29 grams of gorilla tobacco as proof.

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