Bali security authorities arrested a Singaporean national for allegedly trying to pick up mail packages containing methamphetamine and cocaine sent through a post office and are in pursuit of a Briton allegedly related to the case.
Muhammad Faliq Bin Nordin, 32, was arrested on Sept. 10 by a joint team of the Denpasar Customs Office, Bali and Nusa Tenggara Customs and Bali Police.
The suspect was arrested at Renon Post Office in Denpasar where he allegedly wanted to take two mail packages sent from the Netherlands containing 100.2 grams of methamphetamine, locally know as sabu-sabu, and 30.3 grams of cocaine, Bali and Nusa Tenggara Customs Office head Syarif Hidayat said in press conference on Monday.
As a trick, the drugs were placed in ceramic pottery covered in candle wax, Syarif explained, adding that both mail packages were sent to the same address in the Sanur area. Both the name, Koba Raum, and the address were written on the packages.
Faliq allegedly came to the post office by himself while bringing a letter showing that Kobu Raum had given him the authority to take the packages, Syarif said.
Narcotics division director of Bali Police Sr. Comr. Franky H. Parapat said from further investigations that police found Kobu Raum to be a British citizen and they are still looking for his whereabouts.
“We suspect that he is the owner of the drugs,” he said.