Drugs in Bali: Two arrested over Drug Possession

Denpasar. Bali Police arrested two foreign residents after reportedly finding marijuana and crystal methamphetamine in their homes, police said.

The men, identified by the Antara News Agency as Peter Hasslinger, of Germany, and David Garcia Camblor, of Spain, were arrested at their respective homes. The arrests were unrelated, Bali Police spokesman Adj. Sr. Comr. Sri Harmiti said.

“They don’t know each other,” Harmiti said. “They were arrested at two different locations.”

Peter was arrested on August 10 in a house he rented in Sanur, Denpasar, after police officers reportedly found 211 grams of marijuana in his residence.

David was arrested after police allegedly found 3.62 grams of crystal meth in his home at the Bale Residence in Kerobokan village, North Kuta, Badung district.

Both men reportedly told police the drugs were for personal use.

“They admitted that they used the drugs themselves,” Harmiti said, adding that the police are still investigating the possibility that the two were involved in the international drug networks.

Both men have been detained at the Bali police detention center. They have been charged under the 2009 Law on Narcotics and each face a maximum sentence of 12 years in prison and Rp 8 billion ($840,000) in fines.

Source: The Jakarta Globe

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