Kyle and Jackie O interview Kathryn Bonella about Snowing in Bali
Snowing in Bali exposes the incredible inside story of Bali’s hidden drug world.
It’s snowing in Bali. Among Bali’s drug dealers it’s the code for a huge cocaine shipment having just landed. For the men who run the country’s drug empires, it’s time to get rich and party hard.
The compelling new book Snowing in Bali tells the story of the drug trafficking and dealing scene that’s made the holiday island one of the world’s most important destinations in the global distribution of narcotics. With its central location to the Asia Pacific market, its thriving tourism to act as cover for importation, and a culture of endemic corruption that can easily mean police will turn a blind eye, Bali has long been a paradise for traffickers.
Kathryn Bonella, bestselling author of the book “Hotel Kerobokan” (Hotel K) has been given extraordinary access into the lives of some of the biggest players in Bali’s drug world. In this latest book, she charts their rise to incredible wealth and power, and shows their drug-fuelled lifestyles, filled with orgies, outrageous extravagance and surfing. But running a global drug empires from Indonesia is a high risk, with dire consequences for those caught – two traffickers Kathryn spoke to for Snowing in Bali have since been executed (2015).
From the highs of multi-million dollar deals to the desperate lows of death row, Snowing in Bali is a ground breaking book, giving an uncensored insight into Bali’s hidden world.