Custom Officials at Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport have frustrated an attempt by an Indonesian man to smuggle 4.7 kilograms of methamphetamines into Bali on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
Sofyan Jusuf (28) arrived in Bali at 3:00 pm off Malaysian Airlines MH 867 from Kuala Lumpur.
Law enforcement officials put the value of the narcotics seized at Rp. 9.5 billion (US$790,000).
Jusuf, a native of Cianjur, West Java, has been taken to Jakarta by the National Anti-Narcotics Agency (BNN) in order to determine the possible involvement of drug syndicates in the incident.
Officials initially did not discover any drugs, but on a closer examination of the man’s baggage revealed three plastic bags of the white crystal narcotic.
If convicted of smuggling the methamphetamines in a large quantity Jusuf could be punished with the death penalty.
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