Tangerang, Banten (ANTARA News) - The National Narcotics Agency (BNN) said it will use the money laundering law to charge drug trafficking suspects.
"All drug trafficking suspects would be charged with money laundering," BNN Chief Comr. Gen. Budi Waseso said here on Wednesday.
Budi said the use of the money laundering law against drug traffickers is in a bid to stamp out drug trafficking from the country.
All drug traffickers are members of international syndicates, and they still could control illegal drug trade even from their prison cells as they have a lot of money, he said.
Therefore, the money laundering law is needed to charge drug suspects, he added.
"All their assets should be confiscated that they have no power to control trade outside their prison cells," he said.
Meanwhile, a woman suspect, identified, as SL, told her investigators that she received an order from a drug convict, a Nigerian, who is serving jail term in a Jakarta prison to commit the illicit trade.
SL and two friends were arrested in Pinang, Kota Tangerang in possession of 13.7 kilograms of methamphetamine.(*)

Editor: Heru Purwanto
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