Japanese man arrested in Kuta for marijuana possession

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A Japanese man who has been working remotely from Bali for greater than a 12 months might face prolonged jail time after police discovered marijuana in his possession.

Denpasar Police Deputy Chief I Wayan Jiarta informed reporters as we speak that the 43-year-old man, recognized as NT, was arrested on Could 9 at round 2:30pm after leaving his resort on Kubu Anyar Road in Kuta.

Jiarta defined that the police had obtained a tip about NT earlier, which led to the suspect’s arrest.

“Primarily based on the suspect’s statements, the marijuana in his possession was obtained by an unidentified particular person to whom he transferred IDR700,000 (US$48) and [the suspect] later took it to an agreed tackle,” Jiarta mentioned.

The marijuana in NT’s possession weighed 0.52 grams, police mentioned. 

Whereas his occupation was not disclosed, Jiarta confirmed that NT entered Bali utilizing a vacationer visa however was working remotely on-line.

Below Indonesian legislation, NT may resist 12 years’ imprisonment if he’s discovered responsible for Class I narcotics possession.

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