A 33-year-old Italian tourist, Pieretio Daniele was arrested at Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport on Thursday, March 29, 2012 after arriving on a mid-day Malaysian Airline flight.
According to Radar Bali, Daniele was under suspicion by Custom Officials immediately after departing his flight due to his restless behavior. An intensive examination yielded 1.4 kilograms of hashish concealed in a plastic wrapping in his luggage.
The drugs have an estimated street value of US$71,000.
Police continue to investigate the case and will soon be making formal charges against Daniele.
The 2009 anti-narcotics law of Indonesia classifies hashish as a Group One Narcotic. Possession of more than 1 kilogram of this class of narcotics opens the way for prosecutors to seek the death penalty against the man.
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