Bali court sentences Japanese man to 2 years in prison for marijuana possession

A Japanese man in his early 40s was discovered responsible of marijuana possession, a courtroom in Bali has dominated, and should now spend two years behind bars.

Forty-three-year-old Naoyuki Takeda was arrested on Might 9 this 12 months at his resort in Kuta by the police, who confiscated 0.5 grams of marijuana from his possession. Takeda admitted that he purchased the bundle from an unnamed seller in Legian for IDR700,000 (US$44.7).

The Denpasar District Court docket yesterday discovered Takeda responsible and sentenced him to 2 years’ imprisonment, together with a superb of IDR800 million (US$51,114) in lieu of a further six months’ confinement.

The sentence was significantly lighter than the four-and-a-half years public prosecutors demanded for Takeda.

Takeda’s authorized counsel has been given seven days to resolve on an attraction.

To say that Indonesian legislation is hard on drug possession can be an understatement – one can be proper to argue that it’s draconian. For instance, three years in the past, a Belarusian girl was sentenced to eight months behind bars over a possession of simply 0.1 gram of weed.

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