Singaporean, 33, arrested in Bali for drug possession

Customs officers guarding Singaporean Mohammad Noh Abdul Salam after he was arrested for drug possession in Bali's Ngurah Rai Airport, on April 27, 2016.
Customs officers guarding Singaporean Mohammad Noh Abdul Salam after he was arrested for drug possession in Bali's Ngurah Rai Airport, on April 27, 2016.PHOTO: EPA

BADUNG, INDONESIA - A 33-year-old Singaporean has been arrested for possessing drugs at the Ngurah Rai Airport on Indonesia's Bali Island.

"The suspect arrived at Ngurah Rai Airport... from Malaysia on board an AirAsia flight," said Ngurah Rai airport customs chief Budi Harjanto in Kuta, Badung regency, on Wednesday (April 27). "The suspect hid the drugs in his baggage."

The suspect, Mohammad Noh Abdul Salam, obtained the drugs in Malaysia to celebrate his birthday in Bali.

He was arrested at around 2.30pm on Tuesday after arriving in Bali from Kuala Lumpur on board AirAsia flight AK376.

The caf manager was arrested while he was waiting for his baggage. A sniffer dog had detected the drugs in his luggage.

Security personnel later found Ecstasy pills and LSD stamps in his toiletry bag.

"He came with his friends. The suspect had planned to celebrate his birthday," said Mr Budi.

He faces five to 15 years' jail for the offence.