Riot Breaks Out at Kerobokan Prison
Inmates at Kerobokan Prison rioted on Saturday after attacking the chief warden and an anti-narcotics official who were trying to nab a suspected drug dealer.
Dozens of inmates went on the rampage at the Kerobokan prison in the early hours before police and prison guards quelled the unrest.
“We were attacked by the inmates; my head and hand were bleeding. They attacked us out of solidarity when we tried to pick up a drug-dealer suspect,” said prison chief Siswanto.
“They also ran amok inside the prison, damaging the facility. They damaged the offices, broke the glass, computers and the CCTVs (closed circuit television).”
In 2009, police called off a raid on the prison to avoid a violent confrontation when inmates armed themselves with stones and prepared to defend themselves.
Kerobokan prison is a major market for drugs in Bali, with inmates as well as prison officials allegedly involved.Filed under: Arts & Entertainment