Two Canadians Arrested in Lombok over Drugs
LEGIAN ~ Two Canadian women are facing four years’ jail in Lombok after being arrested while allegedly smoking a marijuana joint during their holiday, police said on Thursday.
The women, aged 31 and 30, were arrested in February on Bali’s easterly neighbor and remain there in custody, police said.
“The two women were arrested in February while they were smoking cannabis,” Central Lombok Police chief Suryanto said.
He said the Canadians – kindergarten teachers on holiday – were in possession of 3.6 grams of cannabis when they were arrested in their hotel room.
Police had followed the women for several days before making the arrest.
“They will appear in court soon,” Suryanto said.
Indonesia categorizes marijuana as a dangerous substance on the same level as heroin.
A spokeswoman at the Canadian Embassy in Jakarta said she could not comment on the arrests.Filed under: Headlines