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Two Thai women and a Frenchman could face the death penalty after they were caught smuggling drugs into Bali, the Indonesian holiday island’s customs agency said Monday.

The Thai nationals — identified as Kasarin Khamkhao and Sanicha Maneetes — arrived last week on a flight from Bangkok and suspicious airport officials found nearly a kilogram of methamphetamine hidden under their clothes, authorities said.

It’s been a wondrous run of five years since Coconuts Bali started bringing you stories, videos, and news from across the Island of the Gods. That, of course, makes for a splendid reason to celebrate, so we took a little pause from reporting last Friday to meet with Coconauts IRL for one very Coconutty anniversary bash at Flat Stanley.

Sinful Desires – A Halloween Costume Party

Are you thinking of kicking off Halloween a little early this year? Sinful Desires, a Halloween costume party at SVA Indonesian Tapas & Bar that’s slated to take place this coming Saturday, might just be the right option for you.

A 44-year-old man identified as Lukas Pattinasarany was arrested by the Bali Police for alleged property scam, in which the victim reportedly lost nearly IDR400 million (US$28,589). 

“As of today we have arrested a suspect [named] Lukas Pattinasarany, based on a report filed by Eka Harsana, who paid IDR387.5 million, but up to now development of the promised villa has not started,” said Andi Fairan, head of the general crimes unit at the Bali Police, as quoted by state news agency Antara.

It’s lately been way hotter than usual; just a few minutes outside during the day is likely to make most people head back indoors as quickly as possible, hopefully where there’s a fan or air-conditioning to help get rid of all that sweat.

Andrei Spiridonov, a Russian man who was arrested back in April for allegedly importing illegal narcotics and managed to escape the Bali Police before being re-apprehended while he was hiding in a ditch, has been sentenced to seven years in prison today.

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