Agency raids Jakarta`s Kalibata city apartments over suspected drug ring

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The National Narcotics Agency (BNN) on Thursday conducted a sweeping operation against foreign nationals staying in the Kalibata City apartments in South Jakarta as they were suspected of being part of an international drug ring.

"The sweeping raids were conducted as a follow-up to the information we had received that the foreigners staying at the apartment complex were involved in an international drug trafficking network," Director of the BNNs Psychotropic Drug Division Brig. Gen. Anjang Pramuka Putra remarked.

Putra stated that the sweeping raids at the apartment complex located close to the Duren Kalibata commuter train station were carried out by a joint team involving the police, military, BNN, and immigration personnel.

He, however, did not disclose the suspects nationality and whether the BNN had detained any suspect.

During the sweeping raids, the law enforcers just recovered a bong, whose owner is yet unknown, he revealed.

Putra said the BNN personnel would intensify their surveillance in the Kalibata City and other apartments in greater Jakarta area in an effort to curb drug trafficking activities.(*)