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Crime and Punishment in Bali

German and Spaniard Arrested for Keeping Narcotics at their Bali Residences Following Tip Offs Provided by the Public

(8/19/2012) Bali police have arrested two resident foreigners for narcotic offenses.

A German national Peter Hasslinger (45) and Spaniard David Garcia Camblor (29) are being held following two separate raids conducted by anti-narcotics officers of the Bali police.

A police spokesman, Sri Harmiti, confirmed that the two were arrested based on information provided by the public, prompting further investigation that eventually led to the arrests.

Hasslinger was arrested on Monday, August 10, 2012, at his residence on Jalan Bet Ngandeng in Sanur where 104.88 grams of marijuana were found in a plastic bag and an additional 54.96 grams of marijuana in a plastic container.

Hasslinger reportedly bought the drugs for Rp. 3 million (US$332) in Lombok.

The Spaniard, Camblor, was arrested on Tuesday, August 11, 2012 at his residence on Jalan Gunung Wayang in Kerobokan. Police found 0.44 grams of crystal methamphetamine and narcotics paraphernalia.

Police confirmed that the two arrests were completely separate incidents with no apparent connection between the two men.

According to police both men can be charged on the 2009 anti-narcotics law with a maximum penalty of 12 years in prison.