Russian Arrested on Drug Charges in Bali

The Denpasar Police have arrested a Russian woman for the alleged possession of 0.37 grams of crystal methamphetamine, as quoted from The Jakarta Post.

A Russian woman, GNA, (left) is pictured with other drug suspects . They were arrested by Denpasar Police recently. Photo: Denpasar Police/File

The Russian, who has been identified only as GNA, was arrested on Jl.  Dewi Sri in Kuta on March 23 following a tip-off.

“She told the police she bought the drug from someone at Kerobokan prison.  We’re investigating who supplied the drug,” Denpasar Police narcotics division chief  Comr. I Gede Ganefo said.

“She said the drug was for personal use.  She has been a drug user for a year, ” Ganefo said.

The 29-year-old woman said she need the drug to help her work.

“GNA said she was more focused and got more inspiration when under the influence of drug,” he added.

GNA has lived in Bali for eight years.

The woman will be charged with violating the Narcotics Law, which carries a maximum sentence of 12 years in prison.

Source: / Ni Komang Erviani


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