Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · Hakuna Matata?
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Tel:
++62 361 286 283

Fax:
++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)
1-800-506-8633

U.K. Fax:
++44-20-7000-1235

Australian Fax:
++61-2-94750419

24h:
++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

Hakuna Matata?

Major African Link Emerging in Baliís Illegal Drug Trade


Bali News: Bali, Indonesia, Ngurah Rai Airport, methamphetamine, Kedibone Sheilla Motsweneng, Ronald Semanda, Brett Theo Savage, Tina Rasmussen Africa, drug connection
Click Image to Enlarge

(10/28/2011)

Further cementing Bali’s unwanted reputation as a major gateway in the international drug trade, police and customs officials have arrested two South African nationals  trying to smuggle Rp. 13.6 billion (US$1.5 million) in methamphetamine into Indonesia. Arrested separately were Brett Theo Savage (44) and Kedibone Sheilla Motsweneng (38), who flew in on different Singapore Airlines flights over several days, both with itineraries that originated in Johannesburg, South Africa. 

Savage was caught on Wednesday, October 19, 2011, with 2.993 kilograms of the illicit drug concealed in the lining of his suitcase. Meanwhile, Motsweneng was arrested on Sunday, October 23, 2011, using the same modus operandi with 2.458 kilograms of methamphetamine in her luggage.

The apprehension of the two and their subsequent interrogation by police have led to the further arrest of two men and a woman who police believe were the recipients of the illegal drug haul.

The arrests highlight a growing link between illegal drugs shipped from the African continent to Bali. In September a South African woman was found with 1.05 kilograms of methamphetamines strapped to her body. Also in September, a Ugandan woman died in a Kuta hotel after the 1.119 kilograms of methamphetamine concealed in her intestines leaked causing a massively fatal overdose.

Police also arrested three Indonesian nationals on October 10, 2011 for attempting to smuggle 3.775 kg of methamphetamine into Bali from Kenya.

A July arrest at the Bali airport saw another Ugandan, Ronald Semanda (38), get caught with 1.1 kilograms of the drug concealed in his digestive tract.

Out of Africa 

On Wednesday, October 26, 2011, a young Danish woman, Tina Rasmussen, was sentenced to 5 years in prison for smuggling 218 grams of hashish into Bali.

Related Article

[

Another One Bites the Dust]
 


 


© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.

       

 
 
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
An Uneasy Truce
Conflict Breaks Out Between Groups Claiming to Run Security at Sky Garden in Kuta, Bali
(5/24/2015)
To the Batcave
20 Kiosks at Goa Lawah Bat Caves Consumed by Fire
(5/24/2015)
Failing to Linger
Average Length-of-Stay in Starred Hotel in March 2015 was 3.25 days.
(5/24/2015)
Beach Assaults
Beach Wrestling on Baliís Kuta Beach September 18-19, 2015
(5/24/2015)
Ending Tobacco Promotion in Denpasar, Bali
Mayor Prepares to Ban all Public Advertising for Tobacco Products in Denpasar, Bali
(5/24/2015)
A Mynah Violation of the Law
Police Confiscate 6 Protected Bali Starlings from an Ubud Bird Collection.
(5/24/2015)
Making Benoa Ship Shape
Detailed Mapping of Port of Benoa, Bali and it Approaches Completed by Hydro-Oceanographic Office
(5/24/2015)
Spouting Off on Sanur Beach
A Pod of Pilot Whales Take Up Temporary Residence Off Sanur Beach in Bali
(5/24/2015)
The Slow Hand of the Law
Badung, Bali Officials Prepare to Place The Crystal Bali on the Bay Resort Project Under Seal
(5/24/2015)
Drivers Who Take the Wrong Path
Bali Tourist Driver Gets Five Years Prison for Selling Drugs
(5/24/2015)
Medical Manipulation?
Irregularities Reported in Bidding Process for Bali Mandara International Hospital Project
(5/24/2015)
Knowing When to Jab
Bali Records First Rabies Death of 2015 in Tabanan Regency as Island Runs Out of VAR Stocks
(5/24/2015)
All [News]!