A man in Bali has been placed on Death Row over a drug cocktail 'birthday present' he received.
The man identified only by his initials of MP, is a New Zealand national and is facing the death penalty for his actions.
The 42-year-old is also facing a prison sentence of at least four years behind bars, after getting caught with cocaine, MDMA and meth in his possession, the Daily Mirror reports.
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The Bali chapter of the National Narcotics Agency (BNNP Bali) revealed that the Kiwi, who was identified as MP, received a suspicious 'birthday' package from his friend in Canada.
The parcel itself – which arrived on August 26 – contained the drugs and was picked up from a Denpasar post office mailbox that was registered in MP's name.
Sniffer dogs at the post office confirmed the package contained the illegal drugs and it was later revealed by authorities that the package contained a three grams of cocaine, two grams of MDMA and 1.7 grams of meth.
Following the search, he was arrested at a parking lot of a store on August 30 and went on to tell authorities that the shipment was his birthday present.
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Indonesia – alongside the other ASEAN member sates of Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Brunei Darussalam, Laos, do not allow the personal possession, sale, and/or trafficking of anything classified as a drug or narcotic.
This includes many recreational drugs or substances that may be deemed legal in other countries, such as cannabis derivatives, or prescription narcotics.
According to LBHM, there are 413 people on death row currently – 275 of whom were convicted of drug-related crimes.
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