Australian Arrested at Airport over Drug
TUBAN ~ A man who flew to Bali from Australia with marijuana allegedly hidden in rolled-up socks was arrested on Monday, police said.
The man, identified as Robert Paul McJannett, 48, was arrested on Monday night after disembarking from a Virgin Blue flight from Perth, Bali Police spokesman Gede Sugianyar said on Tuesday.
“His hand luggage was checked by customs officials at the airport and they found 1.7 grams of marijuana in it,” he added.
McJannett, who arrived on the island with his 21-year-old son, concealed the marijuana in rolled-up socks, police anti-narcotics head Kokot Indarto said.
“He put the marijuana in his socks, rolled them up and then wrapped it with aluminium foil,” he added.
If found guilty, he faces up to 12 years in jail for possessing marijuana and carrying drugs from abroad, Indarto added.
Indonesia enforces stiff penalties, including life imprisonment and death, for drug trafficking.
Australian media reported that McJannett has political ambitions and has unsuccessfully run for public office in Western Australia.Filed under: Arts & Entertainment