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German held with 3.7kg of hashish in Indonesia

Published on Oct 14, 2012 6:57 PM
 
An Indonesian custom officer guards Rolf Oskar Josef Schweikert (left), 57, in Mataram on Oct 14, 2012. Schweikert has been detained on the Indonesian resort island of Lombok for attempting to smuggle 3.7kg of hashish with a street value of US$730,000 (S$902,900) officials said on Oct 14.

MATARAM, Indonesia (AFP) - A German man has been detained on the Indonesian resort island of Lombok for attempting to smuggle 3.7kg of hashish with a street value of US$730,000 (S$902,900).

Mr Rolf Oskar Josef Schweikert, 57, was arrested upon landing on Saturday at Lombok's airport, arriving from Singapore with Silk Air, provincial customs office chief Listrijono told reporters.

"We arrested again a foreign national trying to smuggle illegal drugs into the island of Lombok. The 3.7kg of hashish were found in the lining of his suitcase," he said.

"The suspect could face a death penalty under Indonesian law," provincial police detective chief Ricky Simon Paays said.

 
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