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Indonesia parades 5 foreigners arrested for drugs on Bali

May 31, 2019
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Police officers escort foreign nationals arrested for selling drugs prior to a press conference at the regional police headquarters in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, Friday, May 31, 2019. Police on the resort island have arrested an American, two Spaniards and two Russians for selling cocaine on the island. (AP Photo)
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Police officers escort foreign nationals arrested for selling drugs prior to a press conference at the regional police headquarters in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, Friday, May 31, 2019. Police on the resort island have arrested an American, two Spaniards and two Russians for selling cocaine on the island. (AP Photo)

DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police in Bali have arrested an American, two Spaniards and two Russians for selling cocaine on the island.

Police paraded the three men and two women at a press conference on Friday.

Denpasar police chief Ruddi Setiawan said the first arrest was on May 20 when a 33-year-old Russian man was caught negotiating cocaine sales to foreign tourists by phone.

Indonesia has strict drug laws and dozens of convicted smugglers are on death row. Its last executions were in July 2016, when an Indonesian and three foreigners were killed by firing squad.

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