British woman sentenced to death by firing squad for cocaine ...
Tommy Suharto, whose family owns large chunks of Bali, and whose family is said to be linked to drugs. The family is rumoured to have Chinese origins.
Indonesia's military and police reportedly have had links to the narcotics trade.
The family of former president Suharto reportedly has had links to the narcotics trade.
"Ecstacy has found its way via Jakarta to the big cities of Australia... and to Bali
"The Hard Rock Cafe... is a major distribution centre...
"My sources in Jakarta and several Western media have pointed their fingers at Suharto's eldest grandson, Ari Haryo Wibowo, also known as Ari Sigit, as the main person behind this illegal drug traffic in Indonesia...
Chopping the global tentacles of the Suharto Oligarchy
"The violent attack on the Doulos complex at Cipayung, West Java, on December 16, 1999 by Muslim vigilantes and soldiers loyal to Suharto's former armed forces commander, General Wiranto... may be seen as an attempt to cover up Indonesia's drug trafficking network...
"The Doulos complex... hosted... one of the main and largest narcotics rehabilitation center in Southeast Asia.
"In addition, the Doulos complex was only 2 Km away from the armed forces headquarters in Cilangkap, or a couple of hundred meters near a minor army barrack.
"Yet, none of the troops rushed to protect the seminary cum narcotics rehabiliation center, when it was attacked and burned down to the ground."
"Suharto's party created the corrupt, mafia style, feared Indonesian police (see report on the Bali Police )...
"Estimated wealth: $3 billion...
"Interests in everything from oil and gas to hotels, telecommunications and animal feed.
"Last sighted: At a bowling alley near Los Angeles
"Bambang Suharto's Other Bali Interests: Bali Turtle Island Development (4800 Ha tourist resort, Project), Nustra Tours & Travel, promotes golf tours and has enforced a monopoly over 'convention' tours in Bali."
"Property: Ranch in New Zealand, Mill Ride Golf Club, an 18-hole course he partly owns in Ascot, England.
"Tommy Suharto's Hotel Interests: Four Seasons Resort Hotel Sayan, Four Seasons Resort Hotel Jimbaran, Lor In Bali Resort Gianyar.
"Tommy Suharto's Other Bali Interests: Mabua Intan Express (Bali / Lombok Ferry), PT Tirtha Artha Buanamulia drinking water project which refines 600 liters/sec for luxury tourist hotels in Nusa Dua, Jimbaran, etc. PT Bali Benoa Marina Benoa Bay, with 18-hole golf course. Sempati Airlines. Gatari Air charter company. Shares in PT Ayung River Rafting company (together with sons of Bali Governor Ida Bagus Oka): this company practically monopolizes rafting on the Ayung river, near Ubud."
"Property: Two homes in exclusive Hampstead area of London worth $12 million each, one in Los Angeles, one outside Geneva...
"Frequented roulette and baccarat tables in London (he loved the Ritz), Atlantic City, Las Vegas and Perth; gambling partners say he wagered up to $3 million a night, with career losses of more than $150 million.
"Sigit Suharto's Hotel Interests: Bali Cliff Resort, Nikko Bali Resort and Spa, Westin Nusa Dua, Amanusa Resort Nusa Dua.
"Sigit Suharto's Other Bali Interests: Uluwatu Ocean Resort."
"Property: 12-room, $1 million house with tennis court and heated pool near Boston; house on London's Hyde Park Square.
"Minister of Social Affairs in her father's last cabinet.
"Major holdings: Financial services, power, computers, banking, property.
"In Jakarta, she slept in one room; her husband and his Alsatians in another.
Siti Titiek Suharto's Hotel Interests: Nikko Bali Resort and Spa, Ramada Bintang Bali Hotel, Radisson Bali Hotel Sanur.
"Siti Titiek Suharto's Other Bali Interests: PT Sanur Hastamitra and PT Sanur Dinamika (Salim Group companies, with 10% shares owned by sons of Bali Governor Ida Bagus Oka), PT Pesona First Pacific (Salim Group), PepsiCo franchise for Indonesia."
Sukamdani S. Gito (cousin)
"Sahid Bali Seaside Hotel, PT Sahid Gema Wisata Tours & Travel, PT Sahid Visantara Tourindo."
The Kowara family (parents-in-law of Siti Hardiyanti Rukmana Tutut Suharto)
"Read: Bali Tourism (Should I go, where, and how do I avoid adding to the problem / putting myself / my family at risk in Bali?)."
Lindsay Sandiford, from the UK, has been sentenced to death by a court in Bali.
Sandiford told police that Rachel Dougall, Julian Ponder and Paul Beales were the ringleaders and she was only the mule
Dougall has been given a one year jail term and Beales a four years jail term.
Ponder awaits sentence.
Gloucestershire grandmother Lindsay Sandiford says she met the two members of the British drugs gang in Bangkok.
She was then caught in Bali.
She confessed that she had been told to take the drugs to Brighton antiques restorer Julian Ponder, 43, and his 39-year-old partner Rachel Dougall.
Ponder and Dougall were known as the ‘King and Queen’ of Bali.
Sandiford said that Briton Paul Beales, 39, put the cocaine in her luggage and was 'the muscle' of the group.
The police set up a sting operation.
Police claim Ponder turned up at Sandiford's hotel.
Ponder claims he was set up by Sandiford as he went to pick up a birthday present for his daughter.
The police failed to find any concrete evidence to connect Sandiford with the three suspects.
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