DENPASAR, Bali (BPN) – A drug dealer and three visitors who tested positive for drugs, which one of them is Australian, were secured by officers on a raid held by the Joint Raid Operation Gaktib (RGOG) at the entertainment spot Deejay Club (DC) on Jalan Kartika Plaza, Kuta, on Sunday, August 12.
“The RGOG targeting six entertainment spots in Denpasar City and Badung Regency, and we succeeded in securing three civilians who were positive in using drugs, one of them was an Australian tourist. We also arrest a drug dealer who was found carrying hundreds of ecstasy,” said Dandenpom (Military Police Commander) IX / 3 Denpasar Lt. Col. Cpm Harjono Pamungkas Putro during the raid.
At that time, Dandenpom said, the suspect I Nyoman Dharma, 40, tried to sneak away, when he learned of the arrival of the joint team that consists of 55 officers from various institutions in Bali.
Because his suspicious act, the man was chased and arrested by Serda Rezky Maulana. From the suspect’s pocket, officers found a small tin containing a number of ecstasies.
From the search conducted by BNNP (Bali Narcotics Agency) on the suspect’s body and bag, officers found 107 ecstasy drugs, consisting of gray Superman (92), green Omega (9), and pink Mickymouse (6) and other evidences including cash from the sale of the drug totaling Rp.10.250,000.
The suspect also admitted that he had been running this illegal business for a long time with his partner in DC.
At the raid, officers also conducted a random urine test using a “rapid test”, resulting three people tested positive for taking drugs. They are Wayan Sugita from Pelabuhan Benoa, and John Irian Toni, from Biak, Papua, who lives in Taman Mumbul, Nusa Dua.
As well as a tourist from Australia, Luke Farrell, 34, who claimed to also stay temporarily around Taman Mumbul, Nusa Dua. The four suspected drug cases were then undergoing intensive investigations at the BNNP Bali Office.
Besides raided DC, the joint teams also targeted New Bahari Karaoke at Sesetan, Denpasar, Motel Mexicola at Petitenget and Red Ruby Pub, Bar & Discotheque on Seminyak. At these three entertainment spots, no one indicated positive as a drug user.
The joint teams also held a raid on Jalan Danau Tempe, Sanur, and a nightlife spot Blue Star at Jalan Kertadalem, Denpasar. Although the team did not find anyone who was positive consuming drugs, but they managed to secure dozens of people who did not have an ID card, which then transported to undergo citizenship administration at the Denpasar City Satpol PP Office.
The raids that started at 11:00 p.m, ended after raiding six targeted locations at 05.30 a.m.