Sex toys and other contraband are hacked and set on fire by Bali officials who seized them from tourists at the island’s airport
- Customs officers in Indonesia destroyed a total of 27 colored phallic objects
- Bali officials said they destroyed goods worth a total of around £175,000
Authorities in Bali have destroyed and seized dozens of sex toys belonging to tourists arriving at the Indonesian island’s airport.
Customs officers destroyed a total of 27 colored phallic objects as well as a motorized dildo machine deemed too explicit to be brought into the country.
Along with the selection of rubber penises, officials also showcased butt plugs and vircators at a press conference about the recent smuggling.
Some 4.3 million illegally imported cigarettes were also set on fire and many liquor bottles were destroyed.
Ngurah Rai Customs Office in Bali said it destroyed goods worth a total of around £175,000 (3.4 billion Indonesian rupiahs).
Customs officers destroyed a total of 27 colored phallic objects as well as a motorized dildo (left) following a press conference in Bali
Some 4.3 million illegally imported cigarettes were set on fire (pictured) and many liquor bottles destroyed
Confiscated items from tourists arriving in Indonesia destroyed by officials
The items were seized from tourists entering the Indonesian provinces of Bali, West Nusa Tenggara and East Nusa Tenggara, between January and July this year.
Customs officers displayed the sex toys and contraband at a press conference before setting them on fire.
Customs chief Susila Brata said: “In almost all customs offices at airports there is usually a confiscation of sex toys.
“They are usually brought in by passengers going to Bali.”
Although most sex toys aren’t explicitly banned in Indonesia, many are considered too racy for the country’s norms and traditions. The country – which has the largest Muslim population in the world – has strict anti-pornography laws and anyone caught watching porn faces years in prison.
Due to strict legislation, sex toys have become easy targets for customs officers to confiscate at entry points.
This is not the first time that customs officers have rounded up a collection of sex toys and banned smuggling in front of a press conference. They staged a similar event last year, torching swathes of colorful intimates.
Amid the recent seizure, a local resident joked, “Why destroy the dildo machine? It is good for drilling walls.
Along with the selection of rubber penises, officials also showcased butt plugs and vircators at a news conference about the recent smuggling
Officials in Bali disposed of confiscated liquor bottles after the press conference
Customs officers are pictured holding a selection of seized items including alcohol and cigarettes as they stand in front of confiscated sex toys
Customs officers displayed the sex toys and contraband at a press conference before setting them on fire
Netizens expressed bewilderment at the number of dildos displayed by customs officers.
The larger sex toy caught the eye in particular, with one user noting, “The black mamba dildo holds up.”
Another said during the bizarre press conference: “The officials’ faces look very happy.”
Another commenter joked: ‘I’m not sure anything confiscated has been destroyed. There must have been a few people sneaking in to take them.
“From what was shown, the rest was resold or distributed to relatives,” scoffed another.