Bali law enforcers announced over the weekend that they have successfully dismantled a narcotics network operating between Malaysia and Bali, seizing a significant quantity of methamphetamine as evidence.
The operation led to the arrest of a Malaysian national, identified by the initials ABZ, at the I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport on Thursday.
Following the arrest, the Bali chapter of the Indonesia’s National Narcotics Agency (BNN) and the airport’s customs officials discovered and seized four packages of methamphetamine, each meticulously wrapped in condoms and concealed within the suspect’s stomach.
Local media reported that the illicit goods entered ABZ’s body via his rectum.
The total haul weighed in at 205.5 grams gross, or 172.18 grams net.
BNNP Bali Chief Nurhadi Yuwono, stated, “The perpetrator employed the tactic of internal concealment within the stomach for the methamphetamine.”
Yuwono went on to explain that the apprehended individual played a role as a courier in the case. Subsequent to the evidence seizure, the suspect was taken into custody and transported to the BNNP Bali headquarters for comprehensive investigation and further interrogation.
“The suspect is presently under detention, and we are still delving into his statement to unveil potential links to other narcotics networks,” Yuwono affirmed.
Drug trafficking is a serious crime in Indonesia, with the death penalty being a possible punishment.