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Malaysian Couple Caught on Camera Trying to Smuggle 1,887 Ecstasy Pills into Bali

Beritabali.com reports that a Malaysian couple, Mohamad Husain Jaslee (35) and his companion, identified only with the initials (NBR), were arrested at Jakarta's Soekarno-Hatta Airport on Sunday, September 9, 2018, as they boarded Lion Air JT 286 destined for Kuala Lumpur.

The events leading to the arrest started in Bali 6 days earlier, on Monday, September 3rd at 2:30 pm when the couple tried to smuggle 1,887 ecstasy capsules through Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport. Customs officials in Bali found the large stash of narcotics in a computer carrying case that had been abandoned next to an X-ray machine in the interntional arrival hall.

Customs officials working in collaboration with Anti-narcotics officers from the Bali Police launched an investigation to determine who owned the bag and the pills. Reviewing CCTV recordings from the airport and reviewing immigration data, police identified the couple as having left the drugs at the X-ray terminal before boarding a flight for Jakarta.

Upon arrival in Jakarta, the couple were placed under surveillance as they boarded another flight to Kuala Lumpur. Placed on an international watch list, police and immigration officials detected the couple’s return to Jakarta from Malaysia a few days later.

On Sunday, Spetember 10, 2018, the couple were taken into custody upon arrival in Jakarta and flown to Bali for police interrogation. Initially refusing to admit ownership of the 1,887 ecstasy pills, the couple eventually admitted their crime when confronted with CCTV footage.

The couple, when they originally arrived in Bali, only submitted two of their suitcases for x-ray examination, kicking the laptop bag to the side. Witnessed by a Customs Officer, the couple were ordered to place all their luggage in the x-ray machines, but the man refused leaving the bag unexamined alongside the machine

The Malaysian couple are now in the custody of anti-narcotic police in Bali

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