Jumat , 06 Oktober 2017, 20:08 WIB

Drug trafficker of Indonesia-Malaysia ring shot dead by BNN

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Indonesian Narcotic Agency (BNN) has shot dead a drug trafficker and arrested another belonging to an Indonesia-Malaysia drug network in Pekanbaru, Riau Province.
Indonesian Narcotic Agency (BNN) has shot dead a drug trafficker and arrested another belonging to an Indonesia-Malaysia drug network in Pekanbaru, Riau Province.

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- The Indonesian Narcotic Agency (BNN) has shot dead a drug trafficker and arrested another belonging to an Indonesia-Malaysia drug network in Pekanbaru, Riau Province.

During a raid conducted on Thursday, at 11:30 a.m. local time, the BNN also seized 25 kilograms of methamphetamine and 25 thousand ecstasy pills that had been smuggled into Indonesia from Malaysia, Inspector General Arman Depari, deputy in charge of drug eradication, noted here, Friday.

A suspect identified as Zaini was arrested, while another, Jafar, was killed after being shot at for resisting arrest. Both are Indonesian nationals.

The illicit drugs were to be distributed in the islands of Sumatra and Java.

Last month, the BNN, Aceh customs and excise office, and the Aceh narcotic office (Aceh BNN) had foiled an attempt to smuggle 137.75 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine and 42.5 thousand ecstasy pills from Malaysia into the province.

"On Monday (Sept 18) and Tuesday (Sept 19), the joint team of BNN, Aceh customs and excise office, and the Aceh BNN had investigated an attempt to smuggle narcotics from Malaysia into Indonesia via sea in Kuala Glumpang, East Aceh," Inspector General Arman Depari, BNN's deputy in charge of drug eradication, had informed Antara on Sept 21.

The team had attempted to stop a suspected fishing boat and issued a warning to it, but the boat fled and its crew tried to escape to the land, but they were arrested, and the boat was inspected.

Three suspects identified by their initials as MS, MH, and IB were arrested, and the illicit drugs were found in fish drums.

The suspects confessed to have collected the drugs from a ship in the maritime border between Indonesia and Malaysia.

Sumber : Antara