Australian Woman Jailed In Bali For Cannabis Oil

An Australian woman is in police custody in the Bali capital of Denpasar after receiving cannabis oil that an American friend had mailed to her.

Police arrested 51-year-old Kim Anne Alloggia, a tie-dye artist from Taree, New South Wales on Saturday after she received a parcel containing fabric dye and 0.57 grams of cannabis oil.

The package, which was addressed to Kim E Artist was picked up by Alloggia’s Balinese business manager, Komang Gede Happy Darmawan who later delivered it to Alloggia’s home reports The Gold Coast Bulletin.

Darmawan had been under surveillance from the time he picked up the package.

Alloggia’s lawyer, Made Suardika Adnyana has explained that his client makes trips to Bali to have access to herbal medicine to treat her liver condition.

Her friend in America allegedly sent the cannabis oil to help her with her condition, though Adnyaya says Alloggia did not know that it was in the package.

Allogia is in police custody at this time on suspicion of drug possession. She says that she is prepared to face the penalties which could mean 12 years in a Bali prison.

In 2004, Australian citizen Schapelle Corby was sentenced to 20 years in a Bali prison and given a $12,000 fine after officials found 9.3 pounds of vacuum-sealed cannabis in her bodyboard bag at the Ngurah Rai International Airport.

Corby maintained her innocence and officials released her after nine years in Kerobokan Prison for humanitarian reasons. She was later deported after serving out her probation in May of 2017.

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