Denpasar (ANTARA) - The Denpasar Immigration authority has deported a Russian citizen, who had earlier been involved in drug trafficking, Head of the Regional Office of the Ministry of Law and Human Rights, Bali Jamaruli Manihuruk noted in a press release in Denpasar, Bali, on Saturday.

"We have deported a Russian citizen named Sergei Chernykh, who has violated Article 75, Paragraph (1) of Law No. 6 of 2011 on Immigration in conjunction with Article 113 Paragraph (1) No. 35 of 2009 on Narcotics," Manihuruk said.

Chernykh entered Indonesia on April 26, 2012, and was held at the Denpasar Immigration Detention Center since July 10, 2021, before being deported.

Prior to his deportation, the Russian citizen was required to get negative results in an RT-PCR and rapid antigen test.

At 9:45 a.m. local time, the officers departed from the Denpasar Immigration Detention Center for the I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport and arrived at 10:15 a.m. local time.

Thereafter, they boarded Batik Air airline flight ID 6051 at 11:40 a.m. local time for the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Tangerang, Banten.

"Our officers and him landed at the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport Domestic Terminal 2E at 13.:05 a.m. local time (schedule) and then took the shuttle bus to Terminal 3 of the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport," he revealed.

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Next, they are scheduled to arrive at Terminal 3 at 2:20 p.m. local time and wait around in the check-in counter area for the Turkish Airlines aircraft.

Thereafter, at 5:05 p.m. local time, the officer was assisted by Turkish Airlines staff to check in, after which the officer handed over the detainee and the deportation file at the immigration checkpoint received by the immigration official.

Next, they headed to Gate 7 to board airplane flight number TK 0057 at 8:05 p.m. local time that was planned to take off at 9:05 p.m. local time for ST Petersburg, Russia. In 2012, the Denpasar District Court had ordered a 11-year sentence and a fine of Rp1 billion (some US$70 thousand), subsidiary to three months in prison. At that time, the court had found Sergei Chernykh guilty of the crime of importing narcotics.

They found evidence in form of 359 packages containing a total of 659 grams of hashish.

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