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Five Year Grounding Ahead for Young Indonesian Pilot?

Wings Air Pilot Grounded and Under Arrest for Stealing a Wristwatch at Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport

Police have arrested a 21-year-old pilot from Wings Air for stealing a Seiko wristwatch worth Rp. 4.95 million from a shop at Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport.

Detik.com reports that Wings Air First Officer and Bali Aviation Academy graduate Putra Setiaji is alleged to have stolen the watch on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 9:15 pm from a store in the domestic departure operated by Inti Dufree Promosinfo.

NusaBali reports the theft was witnessed by a sales clerk, Ni Wayan Asih, who advised her supervisor who in turn summoned police. Subsequent investigation also captured the actual theft on CCTV camera.

Identified as a pilot, police traced First Officer Setiaji to his employing airline. Wings Air reportedly cooperated fully with the Police in facilitating the pilot’s arrest. After a full day in police custody, Steiaji confessed to his crime.

Setiaji, who is from West Jakarta, remains in police custody in Denpasar.

If convicted of the theft under Section 362 of the Indonesian Criminal Code (KUHP), the young pilot could be sentenced to up to five year’s imprisonment.

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