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A Bagful of Trouble and Woe

French Tourist Arrested at Bali Airport with Small Quantity of Marijuana

(6/15/2013) Customs officials at Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport prevented a Frenchman from smuggling a small quantity of marijuana into Indonesia on Thursday, June 13, 2013.

David Alexandre Guigues (30) was arrested after disembarking Air Asia QZ8396 from Kuala Lumpur at 15 minutes past midnight.

A strip search of the man revealed 0.79 grams of marijuana and a container with 40 cc of methadone.

Guigues was able to produce a medical certificate for the methadone which is a synthetic opiod used as a pain reliever as part of drug addiction detoxification.

The Frenchman has been places under arrest pending processing by State Prosecutors who will charge him with drug possession.