Over 23 Tonnes of Drugs Seized in Australia in 2011-2012

CANBERRA Over 23.8 tonnes of drugs worth over 5 billion Australian dollars (almost 4.86 billion US dollars) were seized nationally in Australia between 2011 and 2012, a 154 percent increase from 9.3 tonnes seized in 2010-11, latest report of the Australian Crime Commission (ACC) said. The Illicit Drug Data Report 2011-2012, the ACC’s annual illicit […]

Anti-Drugs Subject Material Needs Evaluation

DENPASAR Udayana University (Unud) Rector Prof Dr Made Bakta thought that the government need to reevaluate the plan to integrate anti-drugs subject material into the curriculum. “If this material integrated into the curriculum, we are concerned that the curriculum will be too heavy,” he said. He realized that scholars are also responsible to prevent the […]

Footballers Face Life Over Crystal Meth

DENPASAR Two Nigerians recruited to play football for Indonesian premier league clubs are now facing the prospect of life jail terms for smuggling two kilograms of methamphetamine (crystal meth) into Bali. The men, aged 39 and 24, are on trial at the Denpasar District Court, where a panel of judges heard preliminary evidence in mid-December. […]

Two on Trial Over Drug Imports

DENPASAR Two Nigerians recruited to play football for Indonesian premier league clubs are now facing the prospect of life jail terms for smuggling two kilograms of crystal meth into Bali. The men, aged 39 and 24, appeared at the Denpasar District Court on December 13 where the board of judges heard preliminary evidence. Chief judge […]

Visual Delight: It’s Christmas-decoration time again, some garish, some restrained. Among the latter are the decorous delights created by Sebastien Lahuile, who works from Shanghai, China, as The French Floral Artist and designed this year’s seasonal show at Ayana Resort and Spa, Jimbaran. Photograph: The Bali Times

Two Held in Latest Drug Arrests

TUBAN The arrest of a Filipina at Bali’s international airport on December 1 — only disclosed on Monday — led to the arrest of the man in Jakarta to whom she was paid to smuggle heroin. Marisa Costino Gibbon, who arrived on a flight from Bangkok, was found to carrying 107 grams of heroin in […]

Police to Get Prison Drug Raid Rights

DENPASAR Badung Police and Kerobokan jail authorities are negotiating a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in a new joint bid to curb the drug trade being run from inside the jail and use of illegal drugs by prisoners. The seven-chapter MoU, which has been finalised but is awaiting sign-off by Bali Police lawyers, will govern cooperation […]

Three Men Arrested over Drugs

TUBAN A British man, a Japanese and an Indonesian man have been arrested in Bali on suspicion of carrying drugs, customs officials said on Monday. Customs officials at Ngurah Rai International Airport said they apprehended Japanese national Yuki Morita, 35, who had arrived in Bali on Sunday from India. Scans of his luggage revealed 13 […]

1