Melbourne nightclub promoters accused of running a ring of cocaine trafficking in Bali & # 39; converts informers into an attempt to prevent 12-year prison sentence & # 39;
- William Cabantog (35) and David Van Iersel (38) were arrested on Saturday in Bali
- The pair was reportedly found in an office of a nightclub, along with cocaine
- Bali police said the men are working together and have given officers a name
Two former promoters of nightclubs in Melbourne who were arrested in Bali for alleged cocaine trafficking have given the Indonesian police the name of a potential supplier.
William Cabantog, 35, and David Van Iersel, 38, were arrested Saturday during raids on houses and night clubs in the holiday village of Canggu.
Police chief in Denpasar, the Police Unit for Drug Crimes, Mikael Hutabarat, said the couple was found with cocaine in an office at Lost City nightclub and later returned positive urine tests.
William Cabantog (right), 35, and David Van Iersel, 38 (left) were reportedly found in an office of the Lost City nightclub, along with cocaine, and later returned positive urine tests.
& # 39; We have information in many places, for example two people taking cocaine so we can grab it & # 39 ;, the policeman told the Nine Network in broken English on Tuesday.
He said the men were & # 39; cooperative and gave us one initial name to investigate & # 39 ;.
The name is supposed to be that of a drug supplier.
With orange prison clothing and chained to the wrists and ankles, Cabantog and Van Iersel were paraded for a media package on Tuesday.
Accompanying police posed with bags of cocaine and bowls that they will use as evidence against the men, along with camera images.
According to a police statement, the men were arrested with 1.12 grams of cocaine and were confronted with prison sentences of four to twelve years if they were found guilty.
William Cabantog (right), 35, and David Van Iersel, 38 (left) were paraded in Bali
The Australian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade confirmed the arrests on Monday
The Australian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade confirmed the arrests on Monday.
& # 39; We are ready to offer consular assistance … if they ask, & # 39; said the statement.
Cabantog was a promoter of the nightclub in Melbourne before moving to Bali. His Instagram account shows him dining and swimming with friends in Indonesia last year.
& # 39; So blessed to live in paradise and let my friends experience this beautiful island together, & # 39; he posted last month.
Cabantog was a promoter of the nightclub in Melbourne before moving to Bali. His Instagram account shows him dining and swimming with friends in Indonesia last year
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