Bali prosecutors are demanding a 13-year prison sentence for a Singaporean techno DJ on trial over trying to smuggle cocaine through postal service.
In addition to the jail time, prosecutors are also pushing for a fine of Rp 1 billion (or six extra months) for 32-year-old Muhammad Faliq Bin Nordin.
“The defendant is legitimately and convincingly guilty of committing an offense in violation of the law with a class I drug over five grams,” prosecutor Dewa Gede Ngurah Sastradi said in Denpasar District Court on Tuesday, as quoted by Antara Bali.
Prosecutors say the Singaporean deserves a heavy punishment because his actions were contrary to intensified efforts by the government to eradicate drug abuse in Bali.
In his trial, it was revealed that Nordin took two parcels from the Netherlands on September 10, 2016 from a post office in Renon, Denpasar. The recipient had actually been marked as Kobu Raum Dekodex, with an address in Sanur. Both packages had different senders, but both from the Netherlands.
Nordin came to the post office with a letter indicating that Kobu Raum gave him permission to pick-up the package, Bali customs told reporters after the Singaporean’s arrest.
Raum had apparently been working as a DJ in Bali several months prior to his arrest. Spinning under the name FAL:X, the DJ is attached to renowned techno labels such as Italo Business and Cobb Recordings, and has played in Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines aside from regular stints in a number of clubs back in his home country.