Bali ATM skimming: 2 Bulgarians caught red-handed in Lovina

Two Bulgarian nationals were arrested this weekend by Bali Police for allegedly using skimmers at an ATM in the northern Bali town of Lovina. Boris Georgiev and Marian Bogidarof Serafinoff were arrested at a BNI bank ATM on Jl. Raya Lovina, according to police. “The arrests were made on Saturday, early morning at a BNI ...

Crime

Man held over murder of Japanese couple in Bali, police ‘not looking for any other suspects’

Man held over murder of Japanese couple in Bali, police ‘not looking for any other suspects’

Indonesian police have arrested a man over the murder of an elderly Japanese couple whose bodies were found burned beyond recognition on the holiday island of Bali. The scorched...

Suspect arrested over murder of Japanese couple in Jimbaran, Bali

Suspect arrested over murder of Japanese couple in Jimbaran, Bali

A suspect has been arrested over the murder of an elderly Japanese couple in Jimbaran. Identified in local reports as I Putu A, the 25-year-old was arrested early on Monday...

Bali police officer admits to smuggling drugs into jail

Bali police officer admits to smuggling drugs into jail

A member of Bali’s finest is not denying that he smuggled methamphetamine to a police detainee. Insp. Wayan Sudarta, 55, made the admission at a hearing in Denpasar District...

Japanese couple murdered in Bali: Indonesia police

Japanese couple murdered in Bali: Indonesia police

Indonesian police have launched a murder investigation into the deaths of an elderly Japanese couple whose bodies were found burned beyond recognition on the holiday island of...

Japanese couple may have been murdered due to business woes, ‘if’ they were murdered

Japanese couple may have been murdered due to business woes, ‘if’ they were murdered

Business woes may be the motive behind the deaths of an elderly Japanese couple found dead in Jimbaran, Bali last week—that is, if they were murdered. Despite strong indication...

More than a month later, police still seem to have no idea who attacked Bali Brimob officer at Ayana

More than a month later, police still seem to have no idea who attacked Bali Brimob officer at Ayana

Over a month has passed since an officer from Bali’s elite Mobile Brigade (Brimob) unit was assaulted at the Ayana Resort in Jimbaran, and his AK-101 lifted from the scene....

Soundrenaline concert-goers stopped at Bali festival entrance with drugs

Soundrenaline concert-goers stopped at Bali festival entrance with drugs

There’s something about drugs and music festivals; the two just go together. Even in Indonesia, where drug penalties are harsh, people still take the risk of getting caught for...

Autopsy done on Japanese couple found dead in Jimbaran, but no still no confirmation on cause of death

Autopsy done on Japanese couple found dead in Jimbaran, but no still no confirmation on cause of death

Autopsies have been conducted on an elderly Japanese couple found dead in their rented house in Jimbaran, but forensics says it cannot yet confirm the cause of death. Matsuba...

US$20k raised for woman whose husband hacked her foot off with a machete in Canggu

US$20k raised for woman whose husband hacked her foot off with a machete in Canggu

Over US$20k has been raised to help cover the medical expenses of a local woman whose husband attacked her with a machete on Tuesday. A fundraising page was set up for the victim...


 

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.