A Banker's Holiday

Young American Banker Could Be Jailed for 15 Years for Bringing 4 Sticks of Marijuana on a Bali Holiday

A 24-year-old American man from New Jersey, was arrested at Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, as he arrived on Cathay Pacific CX 785 from Hong Kong with 4 marijuana sticks secured within his waist-pack.

According to a spokesman for the Customs and Excise office, Husni Syaiful, confirmed the ganja weighed a net 1.36 grams.

Detik.com and Radarbali.com report that young executive, who was inbound on a Bali holiday at the time of his arrest and traveling alone, told police he works at a bank in the USA. He admitted he was a casual user of marijuana and purchased the “grass” found in his possession in Bali during a stopover in San Francisco for his sole enjoyment during a holiday in Bali.

If convicted of violating Indonesia’s anti-narcotics law, the American tourist could face a maximum fine of Rp. 10 billion and a prison term of 15 years.

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