Ahad , 05 November 2017, 14:55 WIB

BNN seizes 30 of meth from Malaysia-Aceh drug network

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Methamphetamine (illustration)
Methamphetamine (illustration)

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- The National Narcotic Agency (BNN) seized crystal methamphetamine weighing 30 kilograms and arrested a 18-year-old man believed to be member of the Malaysia-Aceh drug trafficking network, in Aceh, on Sunday at 2:30 a.m. local time.

Abidar, 18, inhabitant of East Aceh, was arrested in Aceh Tamiang District, Police Inspector General Arman Depari, Deputy in charge of drug eradication of the BNN, said here, Sunday.

Depari explained that at midnight, Abidar made transactions in several different places. They police tried to arrest him, but he ran away by a Honda Jazz car.

He later had an accident as his car plunged into a ditch, and the police finally managed to catch him.

The BNN is now investigating Abidar's drug network.

Meanwhile, last week the Riau Police arrested three suspects and seized 7.5 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine and 28.5 thousand ecstasy pills allegedly smuggled into Indonesia from Malaysia.

After investigation for a month, the police arrested a suspect, known by his initial as R, on a road in Pelalawan on Saturday (Oct 28) as he was driving a minibus carrying seven kilograms of methamphetamine and 27 thousand ecstasy pills, Senior Commissioner Hariono, director of narcotics investigation of the Riau Police, said on Oct 30.

Based on the information given by R, the police later arrested ID and his girl friend, AN, and seized half a kilogram of methamphetamine and 1.5 thousand ecstasy pills.

R collected the narcotics from Bengkalis.

Earlier, a joint team of National Police and Customs has arrested four suspects and foiled an attempt to smuggle 30 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine from Malaysia to Indonesia through Aceh waters, a police officer revealed on Oct 16

"This is the first case of drug trafficking in sea, at a distance of 27 miles from Peureulak, East Aceh," Director of Narcotics of Criminal Investigation Agency of National Police Brigadier General Eko Daniyanto said.

Daniyanto revealed that the case was developed through the investigation of a recent arrest on drug trafficking in Medan, North Sumatra, in September 2017.

On Thursday (Oct 12), the joint team of National Police's Criminal Investigation Agency and Directorate General of Customs found a motor vessel, Dua Saudara, and a fishermen boat suspected of transporting illicit substance.

The officers intercepted the vessels on Ujung Laut water, Malacca Strait, Peureulak, East Aceh District.

Upon searching the vessels, the officers found two bags and a package wrapped in plastic containing white crystal.

The illicit goods weighed 30 kilograms.

Four suspects, namely ST a.k.a TI, ED a.k.a Fen, BD a.k.a Udin, and MS a.k.a Leh, were arrested on site.

The packages of crystal meth were concealed in Chinese tea wrappers and hidden inside the bags.

The suspects brought the packages from Penang, Malaysia, to Aceh using a motorized fishermen boat. Once in Aceh, the packages was to be transported by car to Medan, Daniyanto remarked.

The suspects face a minimum penalty of five years imprisonment and a maximum penalty of lifetime or death sentence for trafficking drugs.

Sumber : Antara