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Man nabbed for marijuana seeds sent from Germany

  • Ni Komang Erviani

    The Jakarta Post

Denpasar   /   Fri, July 19, 2019   /   07:21 pm
Man nabbed for marijuana seeds sent from Germany The four marijuana seeds were wrapped in a small plastic packet hidden inside a book. (Shutterstock/File)

Customs officials at Bali’s I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport have apprehended a man who was the addressee of a package sent from Germany that contained a book with four marijuana seeds hidden inside.

A Lampung resident identified, only as VPT, was arrested after the officials conducted an inspection after the discovery of suspicious items found when the package passed through an X-ray machine, Ngurah Rai Customs head Himawan Indarjono said on Friday.

After passing through the X-ray machine, custom officials inspected the package and found four marijuana seeds, weighing 0.08 gram, in a small plastic packet hidden inside a book, he said.

"A laboratory test has concluded that [the package] contains marijuana," Himawan told a media conference on Friday.

Following the inspection , a joint team comprising customs and police officers conducted a controlled delivery to find the address of the package and apprehended the man.

VPT could face a maximum 15 years in prison and a fine of Rp 10 billion (US$716,615) for violating Article 113 point 1 of the 2009 Narcotics Law. (afr)