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A Bum Deal

43-Year-Old Frenchman Arrested at Baliís Airport with Hashish Concealed in his Rectum

(2/1/2013) Customs officer for the Bali Ngurah Rai Airport have again successfully thwarted an effort to smuggle dugs into Bali from abroad. Beritabali.com reports that a French national, Vincent Roger Petrone, was captured with 70 grams of hashish concealed in his anal cavity.

The arrest was made on Tuesday, January 29, 2013, after Petrone arrived in Bali off Malaysian Airline MH 853 at 7:30 pm from Kuala Lumpur.

Using sophisticated equipment that can analyse passenger behavior in combination with information contained in Custom’s data banks, officials singled out the Frenchman, who lists his occupation as an interior decorator, When an inspeciton of the man’s person and his luggage yielded no contraband, a subsequent x-ray indicated a substance was concealed in capsules carried in his intestines.

The French Connection

In, or alternatively, “at” the end - four capsules of drugs were retrieved from the 43-year-old man’s large intestine

Tests laters confirmed that the durgs were hashish, a substance outlawed under Indonesia’s 2009 Narcotics Law. Prosecution for the 70 grams found by police carry a penalty of a minumum 5 -20 years in prison and substantial fines.

Police placed a street value on the drugs confiscated of US$4,200.