Sub-directorate I of the Bali Regional Police’s Narcotics Research Directorate arrested a French national, Rayan Jawad Henri Bitar (30), at a villa in the Kerobokan Klod area, Badung Regency, Monday (21/12/2020) at around 7PM local time. The officers found evidence of methamphetamine and firearms.
According to the information from the Bali Police Chief, Inspector General of Police Putu Jayan Danu Putra, the suspect was a methamphetamine dealer who had several firearms. He got the weapon illegally and is still being investigated further. Each of them is:
* One long-barreled rifle, Blade Pistol Stabilizer type Made In USA along with a magazine with 28 rounds of ammunition of 9X19 mm caliber
* One penny of the Makarov type Made In Russia, cal 7.65 mm
* One NAA 22LR senpi along with 1 round of 22 mm caliber ammunition.
“This is an effort that we do from the Bali Police to continue to make efforts to eradicate drugs in the Bali region. Especially now that we know that we are carrying out the Grand Candle 2020 operation to secure Christmas and New Year, in order to provide a sense of security and comfort to all citizens and communities carrying out Christmas and New Year holidays in the Bali region, “he explained, Wednesday (23/12 / 2020).
The suspect has lived in Indonesia for a long time and is fluent in Indonesian. He is also in the property business in Bali. The Bali Police will still conduct a forensic laboratory test (labfor) on the weapon. Because of the possibility of being used for criminal acts of terror crimes. For example, a suspect is using drugs and his balance is not good, in other words hallucinations, can do things that endanger the community.
“What is clear is that we have found that this weapon is loaded with ammunition. With the ammunition it means that it can be used right? Indeed, later we will test the laboratory for whether it is still active or not. What is clear is that this bullet can enter this weapon, ”said Jayan.