French drugs dealer faces death penalty
Friday, 25 December 2020 18:34
Bali Headline News
Arrested Frenchman faces death penalty for allegedly possessing illegal guns and drugs, lived in Kerobokan for years, speaks fluent Indonesian and works in the property business.
Rayan Jawad Hendri Bitar was arrested Monday after police found a Blade Pistol Stabilizer and its magazine, a Makarov gun, a revolver and ammunition at his rented house near Bali's Kuta tourist area, said Bali police chief Putu Jayan Danu Putra.Putra said officers also found two small plastic packs containing 4.8 grams (.17 ounce) of methamphetamine at Bitar's house.
The arrest was based on a tip-off from nearby residents who suspected that a foreigner was making drug transactions in the area, Putra said.We are still investigating how the suspect got those weapons and drugs, Bitar faces a possible death penalty if found guilty of possessing illegal weapons and drugs, Putra said
Monday's arrest is the second for Bitar in Bali. Putra said he was arrested on the island in 2014 with 3.14 grams (.11 ounce) of cocaine in his pocket and sentenced to four months in jail after he was able to convince the judges that the cocaine was only for his own use.
Arrested Frenchman faces death
Source : https://www.thestandard.com.hk/