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The Greek Connection

Bali Customs Officials Arrest Greek National Nikolaus Boukidis with Large Haul of Methamphetamine.

(10/7/2011) Bali Customs and Exile Officials continue a long series of arrest of foreigners, posing as tourists while smuggling narcotics, have captured a 36-year-olf Greek national, Nikolaus Boukidis, with 4.3 kilograms of methamphetamine.

Boukidis arrived on a Qatar Airways flight from Doha on Monday, October 3, 2011 at 7:45 p.m.. A subsequent customs check found the narcotics concealed on the inner layers of the man’s suitcases.

The head of the Bali Custom’s office, I Made Wijaya, placed the value of the smuggled drugs at Rp. 10 billion (US$1.1 million).

Prosecutors have yet to formally charge the man.