Narcotics agency foils smuggling attempt from Bali’s biggest weed supplier

Packets of marijuana were found hidden in a truck that was passing through Mengwi Station last night. Photo: Istimewa via Bali Post
Packets of marijuana were found hidden in a truck that was passing through Mengwi Station last night. Photo: Istimewa via Bali Post

The National Narcotics Agency in Bali (BNNP) foiled an attempt to smuggle 44 kilograms of marijuana, which reportedly originated from a fugitive known as the province’s biggest supplier of the illegal plant. 

Packets of marijuana were found hidden in a truck that was passing through Mengwi Station last night. Authorities had been tailing the truck and waited until the driver met up with another man who allegedly ordered the shipment. After authorities launched a search of the vehicle at the station, the two were promptly arrested.

“During the search we found 12 suspicious sacks,” BNNP Bali Chief, Sugianyar Dwi Putra, said.

Five of the sacks contained 22 packets of marijuana, each weighing about two kilograms. The packets were packed neatly and hidden among clothes inside the sacks, which were placed among piles of wood stored at the back of the truck. 

BNNP Bali said the weed originally belonged to a suspect identified as GW, who was a fugitive and known as Bali’s biggest weed supplier. He and his wife were finally arrested in Banyuwangi, East Java over the weekend, prior to last night’s operation. According to reports, WG had obtained the weed from Medan.

Sugianyar said this is BNNP Bali’s biggest drugs bust, adding that authorities will carry on with their investigation into the network.

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