The American is in prison on drugs charges. Drugs charges are taken very seriously in South East Asia with penalties up to and including the death penalty.
Indonesian police have caught a U.S. citizen who escaped prison in Bali last week, after a five-day manhunt across the country’s islands.
The man managed to travel from Bali to the adjacent island of Lombok after paying a fisherman to use a boat to cross the channel, and was eventually captured in west Lombok Friday.
Christian Beasley, whose name was spelled “Chrishan” on his mugshot, cut through the steel bars of the jail’s roof with Paul Anthony Hoffman, another U.S. prisoner who was recaptured soon after the two climbed over the prison’s 20-foot high wall on December 11.
From CIW NEWS Contributor
Kuta, Bali, Indonesia
Indonesia (ID) is estimated to have a population of 260.6 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 1.3% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 17.4 million.