Prison Guard On Bali 9 'Death Island' Arrested For Drug Trafficking, Faces Just 12 Years
An Indonesian corrections officer has been arrested for drug trafficking crystal methamphetamine on Nusakambangan Island - where the Bali Nine and six other drug offenders were executed last month.
Cilacap Police Chief Ulung Sampurna Jaya confirmed that prison guard Bayu Anggit Permana was arrested at Wijayapura Port - travelling to Nusakambangan - "following a month-long investigation that we launched after receiving a tip."
Investigators found him to be in possession of 27 packets of crystal methamphetamine, weighing in at 13.5 grams each that he received from an inmate named Abdul Rosyid who is currently imprisoned at Batu Penitentiary - one of several prisons on "death island".
According to the Jakarta Globe police plan to charge Bayu and Abdul with drug dealing, which only carries a sentence of 12 to 20 years - a great contrast to the death penalty imposed on the eight inmates who faced death by firing squad on April 29.
Bayu confessed to being paid Aus $191 to smuggle the drugs.
Another Australia James Langan was arrested in January this year after being caught smoking marijuana on Batu Bolong Beach and faces between four and 12 years jail for the offence.
He and an Indonesian local were found in possession of a brown paper bag containing 0.862 grams of the drug and one used-joint weighing 0.10661 grams.