SA model arrested in Jakarta

2011-01-05 11:19

Jakarta, IndonesiaA South African model was arrested for drug possession in Jakarta, Indonesia’s largest city, the Jakarta Online reported today.

Cara Lachelle was arrested at an apartment in Rasuna Said on Friday after she was allegedly found in possession of 1.19g of methamphetamine, Jakarta police chief Anjan Pramuka Putra told the publication.

The drugs were reportedly hidden in a multivitamin container.

Lachelle played US President Barack Obama’s mother in the film Obama Anak Menteng (Obama The Menteng Kid).

She was born in South Africa on March 27, 1983.

Three Indonesian nationals were also arrested.

Penalties for possession, use, or trafficking in illegal drugs in Indonesia are severe, and convicted offenders can expect long jail sentences and heavy fines. A life sentence or the death penalty can be given in cases of drug trafficking.

International relations spokesperson Clayson Monyela was not immediately available for comment.

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