Checkpoint: Bali Police inspecting a vehicle’s cargo, at Benoa Harbor on Tuesday. Security across the island has been ramped up following the killing of Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in Pakistan by American forces on Sunday. Juliyusman Sine/The Bali Times

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 […]

No Notice: A police sign in Kuta warning the public to stay away from drugs or face prison. The number of foreigners arrested in Bali over drugs this year has risen by 25 percent, police said. (Photo: The Bali Times/Juliyusman Sine)

Five Police Killed in Papua Rescue-Plane Crash

JAYAPURA Five police on a mission to help flood victims in Papua were killed on Thursday when their plane crashed into a tree during an emergency landing, police said. The aircraft crashed in Nabire district of Papua province, police spokesman Wachyono said. “Five police were killed in the accident. The airplane hit a tree while […]

Clashes Erupt in Jakarta

JAKARTA Police fired tear gas to disperse dozens of protesters who took to the streets on Wednesday to mark the first anniversary of the swearing in of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. A group of about 60 anti-government demonstrators blocked a road in the Menteng neighbourhood of central Jakarta with wooden benches and attacked police who […]

Police Called in to Settle Local Grouse

DENPASAR South Denpasar Police are trying to mediate in a local dispute that has led to a road being blocked at Sidakarya. They called in the land agency, the village head and other agencies to try to sort out the problem. The dispute has already turned violent with clashes between long-term residents and newer settlers […]

Extra Police Out for Bomb Anniversaries

DENPASAR An extra 100 police from Bali Police Headquarters have been sent to Kuta along with additional Tourist Police members to boost security in the holiday zone over October, the anniversary month of both Bali bombings. Bali Police spokesman Gede Sugianyar said extra Tourist Police officers would also be sent to other tourist attractions so […]

Suspected Militants Kill Three Police

JAKARTA Suspected Islamic militants killed three police officers in Sumatra early on Wednesday in apparent retaliation for the arrest and killing of members of their group, police said. Twelve men surrounded a police station at Hamparan Perak, in Deli Serdang district of Sumatra island, and opened fire around 12:45am, police spokesman Iskandar Hasan said. “Three […]