Briton and German arrested for drug-smuggling at Bali Airport

Indonesian customs officials have arrested two foreigners accused of attempting to smuggle drugs on to the tourist island of Bali.

Customs chief Himawan Indarjono said on Thursday that British citizen Adam Scott and German Siegfried Karl Achim Ruckel were arrested at Bali's Ngurah Rai airport.

He said officers seized a bottle containing 655 Diazepam tablets, also known as Valium, from Scott, a computer analyst who arrived from Bangkok on January 24. The amount was judged to be more than he needed for personal use.

Another customs official, Husni Syaiful, said Ruckel arrived two days later from Doha and was in possession of 7g (0.25oz) of heroin, 0.2g (0.01oz) of amphetamine and 15.3g (0.54oz) of morphine.

Indonesia has tough anti-drug laws and traffickers can receive the death penalty.

Mr Indarjono said Scott is suspected of violating the Customs and Psychotropic laws, under which he could face up to 10 years in prison and a fine of 22,000 US dollars if found guilty.

If found guilty, Ruckel could face up to a death sentence and a fine of up to 730,000 dollars.

- PA

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