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Actor Dwi Sasono arrested for marijuana possession

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Mon, June 1, 2020  /  02:50 pm
Actor Dwi Sasono arrested for marijuana possession

Dwi Sasono raised to prominence when he starred at Mendadak Dangdut, a 2006 film by Rudi Soedjarwo. (Kompas.com/Cokorda Yudistira)

Actor Dwi Sasono has been arrested for possession of 16 grams of marijuana at his home.

Jakarta Police spokesperson Sr. Comr. Yusri Yunus said the case was currently under investigation.

“Now our team is investigating the possibility of other suspects,” Yusri said on Monday as quoted by kompas.com

The 40-year-old actor was apprehended at his home in Pondok Labu, South Jakarta, on May 26 at around 8 p.m.

The actor cooperated with the police by showing the officers where he had kept the marijuana, which he said he had bought from a dealer named C, who remains at large.

“We are now trying to find out whether there are other suspects other than C,” Yusri said.

Dwi is facing charges under Article 114 of the 2009 Narcotics Law, which carries a sentence of at least five years imprisonment.

The actor rose to prominence when he starred in 2006's Mendadak Dangdut, a film directed by Rudy Soedjarwo.

He then appeared in top-performing films such as Pocong 2, Mengejar Mas-Mas and Otomatis Romantis. He was also known for starring in the television series Tetangga Masa Gitu alongside actors Sophia Latjuba and Chelsea Islan.

With almost 50 film titles under his belt, he is considered one of the most popular actors in Indonesian cinema.

He married singer Widi Mulia in 2007 and together they have three children. (gis/wng)

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