SIA flight attendant busted in Bali for alleged drug possession

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A Singapore Airlines flight attendant has been arrested in Bali for allegedly importing illegal drugs into Bali. He was caught while going through customs in Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar, Indonesia.

In an interview to Kompas News, Ngurah Rai customs head, Mr Budi Harjanto said: “The modus operandi is that the packaged goods were concealed in a black wallet. After testing the drugs, (the substances) were identified as methamphetamine and ecstasy.”

The flight attendant, who had been travelling to Bali on holiday, had reportedly carried 1.47 grams of methamphetamine and 2 ecstasy pills. He could face a 5-15 year jail sentence and/or a 1-10 billion Rupiah fine, under Indonesian law.

If he had been caught in Singapore, he would have possibly faced up to 10 years of imprisonment and/or a S$20,000 fine for the possession of ecstasy and methamphetamine as well as up to 20 years imprisonment and 15 strokes of the cane for illegal traffic of ecstasy.