Brazilian arrested with cocaine in Bali intended to go to surf school, says police


Brazilian Manuela Vitória de Araújo Farias, 19, was arrested upon landing at the airport in Bali, Indonesia, with 3.9 kg of cocaine, in addition to prescription drug pills. The country adopts the death penalty for drug traffickers.

The arrest of the young woman took place on January 1st, but it was announced only this Friday (27th) by the police of the country, located in Southeast Asia.

According to CNN Indonesia, which follows the case, the young woman would have said, in testimony, that she did not know the contents of two suitcases that were delivered to her in Brazil. According to the police, Manuela traveled to the country after a friend promised her a place at a surf school, a sport she practices.

“She was promised ‘if you want to go to surfing school you can do it’. This is a 19 year old girl and her hobby is surfing and this was promised by a close friend at her house so she brought the item with her her,” Bali Police Drug Director Kombes Iwan Eka Putra told a news conference.

The numbing was found in two suitcases. In the first, two packets of cocaine, weighing 990 g and 637 g, were found; in the second there were three packs of cocaine, 891g, 711g and 379g.

Manuela was charged under Indonesia’s narcotics law, which provides for sentences of 5 to 20 years in prison, life imprisonment or the death penalty, depending on the case.

In 2015, Brazilians Marco Archer and Rodrigo Gularte were executed in Indonesia after being convicted of drug trafficking.

THE Sheet contacted the Itamaraty and the Brazilian embassy in Jakarta and did not receive a response until the publication of this text. The report did not locate the suspect’s family.

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