A Malaysian entrepreneur is facing the death sentence after he was caught trying to smuggle cannabis and ecstasy pills at Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport, Indonesia, on Dec 8. Pic by NSTP/EMAIL

KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian entrepreneur is facing the death sentence after he was caught trying to smuggle cannabis and ecstasy pills at Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport, Indonesia, on Dec 8.

Indonesian news portal Medcom.id quoted a Bali police spokesman as saying that the 40year-old male was arrested when Customs officers found 14.76g of cannabis, in the form of cigarettes in a cigarette box in his backpack.

Using an X-ray scanner, the report said, officers also found 3.8g of ecstasy pills in his bag.

“The authorities found another cigarette box containing 13 cannabis cigarettes and another plastic packet filled with 0.35g of green powder, believed to be ecstasy powder,” the report quoted the Bali police spokesman as saying.

“The ecstasy pills were in various colours. There were seven green pills; two red pills, one orange pill and one yellow pill.”

The spokesman said the suspect was facing a mandatory death sentence under Law No 35 of 2009 on Narcotics.

Malaysian federal police narcotics criminal investigation department assistant principal director Senior Assistant Commissioner Zulkifli Ali today confirmed the arrest.