Denpasar, Bali (ANTARA News) - Personnel of the Denpasar Resort Police in Indonesian Province of Bali nabbed an Italian student, identified as Jan Andrea Jentilini (25), for alleged drug abuse.

"Police arrested the (Italian) student in a house located at Badung District of Kuta Utara area, Bali," according to I Wayan Arta Ariawan, police commissioner here on Saturday.

Ariawan stated that the police made the arrest after receiving information from people about a foreign national found to be involved in drug abuse in the area where the Italian student was staying.

"The drugs consumed (by Jentilini) is the Japa-japa tobacco type. After examining, we found that this tobacco was classified as narcotics. Hence, we arrested the user for questioning," the police officer revealed.

Results of questioning stated that that the Italian student bought the Japa-japa tobacco type worth Rp100 thousand from a perpetrator, identified by his initial as SK, who is still at large.

Ariawan further noted that the police confiscated the Japa-japa tobacco type weighing 0.45 grams.

Jentilini confessed to have consumed the Japa-japa tobacco thrice for personal use, the police disclosed, adding that he was found to have consumed such kind of drugs two years ago.(*)

Editor: Heru Purwanto
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