Deadly gang riot breaks out at Bali’s Kerobokan prison

Deadly gang riot breaks out at Bali’s Kerobokan prison

BALI jail authorities have moved swiftly to quell further unrest at Kerobokan prison, moving more than 100 prisoners to other jails after a riot between warring gangs left four people dead, including two prisoners.

Last night 100 prisoners were shipped out to jails across Bali, including to a new narcotics prison.

Driven away ... 100 prisoners were transported to other jails in Bali after the riot.

Driven away … 100 prisoners were transported to other jails in Bali after the riot.

Return to order ... Some of the inmates of Block C after the riots.

Return to order … Some of the inmates of Block C after the riots.

Clashes ... the police riot squad at Kerobokan prison to quash the violence.

Clashes … the police riot squad at Kerobokan prison to quash the violence.

And Bali police questioned how so many dangerous weapons, such as spears, machetes, knives and homemade weapons came to be inside the prison.

Six garbage bins of weapons, two large packages of methamphetamine, a type of bulletproof vest and a laptop computer were seized during raids on the cell blocks after the deadly riot.

Rapid response ... Policein riot gear swarm Kerobokan jail.

Rapid response … Policein riot gear swarm Kerobokan jail.

Australians in the notorious jail, including three members of the Bali Nine, were last night understood to all be safe and were not involved in the clash.

The riot squad was called to the prison after members of one of Bali’s most notorious enforcer gangs turned up to the jail, armed with machetes and knives and samurai swords demanding to get in after hearing of a fight inside between two of the men’s blocks.

How did that get there? ... Methamphetamine found during police raids on Kerobokan jail.

How did that get there? … Methamphetamine found during police raids on Kerobokan jail.

Sources said the fight was between the Laskar Bali gang and its rival, Baladika gang.

Laskar Bali members were demanding to get inside to see their family members.

Deputy Bali Police Chief, Nyoman Suryasta, said: “You can see by yourself. There are many sharp weapons such as spears and others.”

Seized ... Sharp weapons found inside Kerobokan jail.

Seized … Sharp weapons found inside Kerobokan jail.

Asked how so many dangerous weapons came to be inside a high-security jail, Mr Suryasta said: “Ask the prison authority how all those sharp weapons could be in there.”

He said 10 people had been arrested over the riot which began with a small dispute between the two gangs and escalated into full-scale violence.

Large stash ... Spears, samurai swords, knives and other crude homemade weapons were found inside the jail.

Large stash … Spears, samurai swords, knives and other crude homemade weapons were found inside the jail.

And the Correctional Division head of Bali’s Justice and Human Rights Ministry, Nyoman Purtra Surya Atmaja, vowed a full investigation would begin today into the deadly clash and serious questions would be asked including how and why visitors were allowed into the cell block area.

Chaotic scenes ... The police riot squad at Kerobokan jail.

Chaotic scenes … The police riot squad at Kerobokan jail.

A Baladika member, I Putu Sumariana, alias Robot, died from an open wound to his stomach.

He was in jail serving time for murder.

Another prisoner, a Baladika member, Putu Sumarjaya alias Dogler, was also stabbed and died in hospital.

He was serving time on drugs charges.

Inside Kerobokan ... This symbol of the powerful gang, Laskar Bali, was found painted on the wall of Block C. It says Big Family.

Inside Kerobokan … This symbol of the powerful gang, Laskar Bali, was found painted on the wall of Block C. It says Big Family.

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