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
Jln. By Pass Ida Bagus Mantra,
Jln. Pucuk 1 No. 70X
Denpasar, Bali
Indonesia

24h:
+62 (0)812 3819724
Tel:
+62 (0)361 464 032, +62 (0)361 471 0242

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
Ocha for Ni and Tea for Two
Sakura Tea Ceremony and Sumo Wrestling Event at Hotel Nikko Bali Benoa Beach on June 10, 2018
(5/20/2018)
In Dire Straits
No Casualties Reported as Bali-East Java Car and Passenger Ferry Burns
(5/20/2018)
Get Under It!
New Underpass at Entrance to Baliís Airport to Open in August 2018
(5/20/2018)
A Conference Budget Under Control
Rp. 855.5 Billion Being Spent by Indonesian Government to Prepare for IMF-World Bank Conference
(5/20/2018)
Looking Beyond Bali for Indonesian Tourism
Air Asiaís CEO Sees Indonesiaís Potential for Air Traffic Lies in Areas Beyond Bali
(5/20/2018)
The Long and Winding Road to GWK
Nyoman Nuarta, the Man Who Created Garuda Wisnu Kencana Monument Reflects on a Bali Icon 28 Years in the Making
(5/20/2018)
Keeping Bali Hotels Safe
Bali Hotels Reminded to be Steadfast in Maintaining Guest Safety and Security
(5/20/2018)
Crime Stoppers
Bali Police Conclude Two-Week Anti Crime Crackdown
(5/20/2018)
An Iron Fist Response to Terror
Indonesian President Give His Blessing to a Joint Military Command to Battle Terror
(5/20/2018)
Letís Do Lunch in Ubud
Mozaic Restaurant Gastronomique in Ubud, Bali Open for Luncheon Experience Four Time Each Week Thursdays though Sunday
(5/20/2018)
A World Grown Accustomed to Terror
Travel Cautions Having No Marked Impact on Indonesian Arrival Totals
(5/20/2018)
A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats
Vehicle Ferry Stranded for 26 Hours After Running Aground Between East Java and Bali
(5/20/2018)
All [News]!