Indonesia: Japanese tourist arrested, possible 12 year drug possession sentence

Posted on April 4, 2013 • Filed under: Indonesia, Tourist Arrested, Tourist Stories

As covered by, “A 35-year-old Japanese tourist on Thursday went to court on charges of possessing less than a gram of marijuana — a crime which could land him in jail for up to 12 years if he is found guilty. Store-owner Watanabe Shinichi was arrested during a police raid at a nightclub in Kuta on Dec. 23, 2012, where police said he was found to be in possession of 0.72 grams of the outlawed substance. Police said the drug was in his bag and Shinichi told them he had bought it from a man he did not know at Kuta Beach” Read Article

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