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Student’s ‘Supermao’ spoils from Thailand get seized at Bali airport

Someone obviously didn’t study up on Indonesia's cannabis laws

  • Amira Waworuntu
  • 5 July 2022
Student’s ‘Supermao’ spoils from Thailand get seized at Bali airport

Probably not how he expected to start off his holiday; a 25-year-old Brazilian student identified by the initials ASG has been arrested in Bali for carrying cannabis from Thailand to Bali.

Arriving at the Island of Gods on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 around 8 pm, ASG was apprehended at I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport due to bringing four suspicious packages with the word “Supermao” written on them.

Turns out “Supermao” is a Thai term that translates to “super high” or “super drunk”; possibly the state he was in while previously staying in Thailand and labelling his goods for travel. Though the Kingdom is the first country in Southeast Asia to legalise marijuana, neighbouring countries are still reluctant in following its footsteps.

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AKP I Kadek Darmawan, Head of the Narcotics Investigation of the Ngurah Rai Airport Police, states that "He was arrested because he was caught carrying four plastic clips containing marijuana type I narcotics,” with an overall weight of 9,1 grams.

This is the first time the Brazilian student has ever travelled to Bali, and claims that he had no prior knowledge of Indonesia’s strict ban on marijuana. Talk about a rookie move.

His obliviousness comes at a hefty price; according to Indonesian law, transporting cannabis can lead to a 4-12-year prison sentence and a fine of up to IDR10 billion (roughly US$667,000). Good luck adding that amount on top of student loans.

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Moral of the story is this; keeping tabs on Mixmag Asia's articles does have its benefits. We’ve got our eyes and ears glued to the scene here in Indonesia (yes, that does include Bali, though some may insist otherwise), and it’s been pretty evident that the country has a zero-tolerance stance towards drugs.

Don’t say we never warned you.

[Via: VOI]

Amira Waworuntu is Mixmag Asia’s Editorial Assistant, follow her on Instagram.

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