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Jakarta Post

Australian nightclub promoters arrested in Bali over cocaine possession

  • Ni Komang Erviani

    The Jakarta Post

Denpasar, Bali   /   Tue, July 23, 2019   /  07:07 pm
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Australians William Cabantog (left) and David Van Iersel (center) stand while a police officer shows evidence during a press conference in Denpasar, Bali.(JP/ZUL TRIO ANGGONO)

Ni Komang Erviani, Denpasar, Bali Two Australian nightclub promoters, identified as William Cabantog and David Van Iersel, have been arrested in Canggu, North Kuta, Bali, for allegedly possessing 1.12 grams of cocaine. The suspects were nabbed in a raid at Lost City Club, a new nightclub in the area, on Friday early morning. Iersel, 38, is believed to be the club manager while Cabantog, 36, reportedly used to work as a manager at nightclubs in Australia. "[The probe] began when we got information that there were foreigners using drugs. Based on the information, we conducted an investigation for a week. Thank God the information we got was apparently true, that there are foreigners that use cocaine," Denpasar Police chief Sr. Comr. Ruddi Setiawan told a press conference on Tuesday. The cocaine was allegedly found in one of the pockets of Cabantog&...