Breaking Butt: Bali narcotics agency arrests Australian man for smuggling heroin, meth in rectum

JEF, 51, was arrested by the Bali’s anti-drugs agency on Sept. 9 for smuggling drugs from Vietnam inside his body. Photo: Obtained.
JEF, 51, was arrested by the Bali’s anti-drugs agency on Sept. 9 for smuggling drugs from Vietnam inside his body. Photo: Obtained.

A middle-aged man from Down Under was detained by narcotics officers in Bali after he reportedly attempted to smuggle drugs into the Island of Gods by, wait for it, shoving them inside his rectal cavity.

The suspect was identified by his initials JEF. The 51-year-old diving instructor allegedly bought packages of crystal meth and heroin in Vietnam before traveling to Bali earlier this month.

JEF reportedly put the drugs inside a condom and then shoved it up his anus.

Hiding drugs inside waterproof material such as latex gloves and condoms is not exactly a new practice. That being said, customs authorities at Ngurah Rai International Airport grew suspicious after they saw JEF tottering on Sept. 6 in the afternoon.

The authorities guessed correctly that he was under the influence of drugs and sought to do a body search, which JEF rejected. They later called the Bali chapter of the National Narcotics Agency (BNNP Bali), who thoroughly searched JEF.

BNNP found 8.09 grams of heroin and 0.34 grams of methamphetamine, which they extracted from a package hidden in a condom inside JEF’s body. 

“He bought these in Vietnam, which he visited three times since May,” said BNNP Bali Chief of Enforcement Putu Agus Arjaya earlier today.

JEF has been residing in South Kuta, where he works as a diving instructor, in the past year. He was immediately rushed to the hospital after the police found the drugs to ensure there were no traces of narcotics in his system.

Under Indonesian law, JEF may face five years in prison at minimum, or, most severely, the death penalty if found guilty of drug trafficking.

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