Police arrest two Polish nationals for alleged ATM skimming

Bali Police arrested two Polish nationals yesterday for allegedly trying to carry out an ATM skimming operation on the island.

Crime

Police declare two Sumbawa teenagers suspects for allegedly killing a teenage girl and burning her body

Police declare two Sumbawa teenagers suspects for allegedly killing a teenage girl and burning her body

Two teenage boys from Sumbawa, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), have been declared suspects in the alleged murder of a teenage girl whose burnt body was found last week.

Prosecutors demand owner of child daycare, where a 3-month-old baby allegedly died, be sentenced to 3 years

Prosecutors demand owner of child daycare, where a 3-month-old baby allegedly died, be sentenced to 3 years

Prosecutors demanded the owner and an employee of the Princess House Childcare, where a three-month-old baby died in May of suspected negligence, be sentenced to three and four...

Police arrest Bali man for alleged domestic violence in North Kuta

Police arrest Bali man for alleged domestic violence in North Kuta

Police confirmed that a 39-year-old man, identified by his initials PS, was arrested this week for alleged physical abuse towards his wife. 

Police question woman who allegedly insulted Bali in a tweet saying people ‘enjoy’ being sexually harassed on the island

Police question woman who allegedly insulted Bali in a tweet saying people ‘enjoy’ being sexually harassed on the island

Gone are the days when the things one says on social media are inconsequential.

Court sentences Bali backyard brothel madams behind child prostitution to 5 years each

Court sentences Bali backyard brothel madams behind child prostitution to 5 years each

The Denpasar Court said the women were found guilty of violating the 2002 Law on Child Protection. 

Bali Police arrest Yogyakarta man for allegedly running online prostitution business

Bali Police arrest Yogyakarta man for allegedly running online prostitution business

Police in Bali said yesterday that a man from Yogyakarta, identified by his initial H, was arrested for allegedly running an online-based prostitution business on Twitter. 

4 Bulgarian nationals named suspects in ATM skimming cases

4 Bulgarian nationals named suspects in ATM skimming cases

Bali Police have arrested four Bulgarian nationals allegedly connected to several ATM skimming attempts on the island.

Indonesian authorities arrest 2 Indian nationals for smuggling meth to Bali

Indonesian authorities arrest 2 Indian nationals for smuggling meth to Bali

Officers from the Denpasar Police arrested two Indian nationals at a hotel in South Kuta earlier this week, allegedly seizing around 3 kg of shabu (crystal methamphetamine) from...

Customs official thwart attempt to smuggle 17,000 baby lobsters out of Bali

Customs official thwart attempt to smuggle 17,000 baby lobsters out of Bali

Customs officials from Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport thwarted an attempt to smuggle over 17,000 baby lobsters yesterday. A man from Central Java was arrested for the...


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Coconuts Bali Crime

Our crime section on Coconuts Bali is one of our most frequently updated news beats. Crime is abound in Bali and let’s be real—most of it is non-serious, petty crime that usually has us asking, “What was Mr. X thinking?? Like, really?” Like, why did that teenager think is was a good idea to steal all those chickens from his neighbor and sell them to buy a new motorbike? Or why did that tourist think he could get away with stuffing a bunch of cosmetics from the duty free at the airport into his pants? Crime is also the category of our site that contains the most internationally covered stories. Just every so often in Bali, there seems to be a foreigner (or several who conspire together) that get swept up in international incidents involving murder, corruption, drugs, or all of the above. These stories too often involve Aussies, but hey, not exclusively. Crime is usually not violent in Bali and you will not read about all of scuffles involving weapons, so when they do happen (usually with blades, no guns here), they do get reported on. Oh, and we would be remiss to be discussing crime in Bali and not bring up the “Hotel K” aka Kerobokan Prison, the home to Bali’s biggest and baddest criminals and also the small-time Joes. Overcrowded and supposedly a key component of Bali’s drug trade, the prison often finds its way into our crime section.