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Bye, Schapelle: Tense Farewell Tipped For Drug Convict

The parole officer of one of Bali’s most high-profile drug convicts, Australian Schapelle Corby, has hinted there will be no love lost at the end of the parole period...

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Bali Chaos Expected As Australian Drug Convict Corby Deported

Tourists and residents alike can expect delays and traffic congestion around Kuta, Bali, over the next week as international media swarms the holiday hotspot ahead of...

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Tourist Killed in Bali Magic Mushrooms Misadventure

A 23-year-old Singaporean tourist died on Saturday, May 6, after reportedly falling from a balcony in Bali while under the influence of ‘magic mushrooms.’

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Soetta Customs Thwart Drug Smugglers in Bumper Month

The stings netted a total 10.7 kilograms of methamphetamine. Two attempts were made through smuggling in packages and the other two via passengers.

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Police Arrest German Citizen, Discover Nigerian Drug Syndicate in Jakarta

A German was arrested carrying 2.65 kilos of meth. Incidentally, he served as the key to helping local police bust a Nigerian drug syndicate in West Jakarta.

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A Look at Narcotics Laws and Statistics in Indonesia

Despite a growing reported prevalence of narcotics, Indonesia’s anti-drug top cop says the country can only outlaw 43 of 800 substances at the moment.

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Indonesia Transfers American Drug Trafficker To Execution Island

A convicted American drug dealer has been transferred to Nusa Kambangan. The foreigner has been sentenced to death in Indonesia.

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Kiwi Woman Arrested In Bali Admits To Drug Smuggling

The New Zealand woman arrested in Bali last year for smuggling drugs has admitted to the crime.

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Attorney General to Prioritize Drug Criminals in Next Round of Executions

While President Jokowi has mentioned the government’s move in the direction of abolishing the death penalty, Indonesia’s Attorney General HM Prasetyo is firm about...

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Drug Dealer Bagged for Minion Ecstasy Pills

Depok drug dealer was arrested on suspicion of peddling ecstasy tablets that looked like the Minions from “Despicable Me.”

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More Than 1.2 Million Indonesians Are Now Using Drugs

The University of Indonesia’s health centre and the National Narcotics Agency (BNN) report an estimated 1.2 million drug users in the country.

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Indonesia’s drug chief supports Philippine-style murders

Indonesia’s anti-drug chief has encouraged the nation to apply brutal crackdown methods on traffickers like the ones led by Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte. As...

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Meet James Ofili

James Ofili*, a textiles trader from Nigeria, discusses corruption, drugs and discrimination. Why do so many Nigerians come to Indonesia? Why not? Nigeria is the most...

ca. 1840-1930, Java, Indonesia --- Two men smoke opium in Java, Indonesia. --- Image by ©Sean Sexton Collection/CORBIS

Indonesia’s War on Drugs

Nearly all UN members have endorsed the 1961, 1971 and 1988 conventions on the prohibition of the main illegal recreational drugs. The objective of these mandates was,...