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- The man was arrested on June 25.
- Details of his arrest were announced by the National Anti-Narcotics Agency (BNNP) on August 4, Bali Discovery reported.
- “This was a traditional cake from the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico,” BNNP head of enforcement I Putu Agus Arjaya told the media. “The cake contained marijuana. It was made in the form of a cake because the defendant knows marijuana is illegal in Indonesia. The net weight of the cake was 130 grams. The cake was made by the defendant’s family and sent to Bali.”
- Del Valle admitted to authorities that the chocolate space cakes were for personal use. Police also found no evidence to suggest the involvement of other people in the smuggling.
- “He has explained that he has been a user of marijuana for the past two years,” Anjaya said.
- Del Valle is being charged under the National Anti-Narcotic Law Number 35 of 2007.
- If he is found guilty, he may face a wide range of sentences, including rehabilitation, fines ranging from 800 million Indonesian Rupiah ($54,822) to 8 billion Indonesian Rupiah ($548,224) and a prison term of four years to life imprisonment.