Ukrainian Woman Deported from Bali due to Skimming Case




A 35-year-old woman from Ukraine, identified as BK, has been expelled from Bali after completing a 2.5-year prison term for a skimming offense.

As per the announcement by the Head of the Ngurah Rai Immigration Office, Suhendra, BK was deported following the fulfillment of her sentence at the Kerobokan Class IIA Women’s Penitentiary.

BK was deported through Qatar Airways on April 2, 2024, from Ngurah Rai International Airport to Warsaw, with a layover in Doha. The entire cost of deportation was borne by BK.

The deportation of BK was carried out in compliance with immigration regulations, specifically Article 75 Paragraph 1 of Law Number 6 of 2011 concerning Immigration, as mentioned by Suhendra.

It was disclosed that BK arrived in Indonesia on October 5, 2021, landing at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport with a visitor visa. During her stay in Indonesia, BK was engaged in criminal activities, particularly the theft of credit or debit card data through skimming. Soon after committing the crime, BK was apprehended by the authorities at a villa in Bali.

As indicated by Suhendra, in accordance with the ruling of the Denpasar District Court, BK was found guilty of violating Article 30 Paragraph 1 in conjunction with Article 46 Paragraph 1 of Law Number 19 of 2016 concerning Electronic Information and Transactions (ITE).

Following her deportation, BK’s name will be recommended for inclusion in the immigration blacklist.

Pramella Y Pasaribu, the Head of the Bali Regional Office of the Ministry of Law and Human Rights, underscored that the deportation of BK is a clear indication that Indonesia does not tolerate legal infractions by foreigners.

“We will not tolerate any legal violations committed by foreigners. We will continue to enhance coordination with relevant agencies and strengthen supervision of the presence of foreigners in Bali,” Pramella stated.

The case serves as a reminder that all individuals, irrespective of their nationality, are subject to the laws of the country they are visiting. It also highlights the importance of respecting the regulations and laws of the host country to ensure a harmonious and respectful relationship between visitors and the local authorities.


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