DENPASAR VOICE – A Brazilian student named Alberto Sampaio Gressler (25) was arrested by Customs and Airport Police officers I Gusti Ngurah Rai. He was arrested for bringing marijuana from Thailand. Alberto admitted that he did not know marijuana was banned in Indonesia.
I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport Police Chief, AKBP Ida Ayu Wikarniti, Saturday (13/8/2022) explained that the arrests of Brazilian students occurred on Tuesday (28/7/2022) at around 20.00 WITA. At that time, Alberto Sampaio Gressler had just arrived at I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport after flying from Kuala Lumpur – Denpasar using Air Asia flight number AK378.
Ppun officers carry out baggage checks using an X-Ray machine. Then, the Customs officer found four white plastic clip packaging with the words Supermao in it from his mountain bag (carrier).
Customs and Excise officers also coordinated with the Narcotics Unit of the I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport Regional Police and interrogated Alberto Sampaio Gressler.
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“The person concerned admitted that the item was his marijuana, and the suspect admitted that he got the item by buying it in Thailand,” explained Ida Ayu Wikarniti.
Ida Ayu Wikarniti explained that previously the suspect, Alberto Sampaio Gressler, had lived in Thailand for two weeks. Alberto admitted that he had used marijuana for 10 years.
During the arrest of this Brazilian citizen, 9.1 grams gross narcotics were confiscated. “The suspect did not know that in Indonesia carrying and consuming marijuana is prohibited by law,” he concluded.
Alberto was detained in the airport police detention cell for further legal proceedings. He was charged with using Article 113 paragraph (1) of the Narcotics Law, which carries a penalty of 5 to 15 years and a fine of Rp. 1 billion to Rp. 10 billion and Article 111 paragraph (1) of the same Law, which carries a penalty of 4-12 years and a fine of Rp. (MNP)
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