Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Vice President Jusuf Kalla has said he agrees with the idea of state officials, including members of the House of Representatives, being made to undergo a urine test for narcotic drugs.
"That is a good idea. I agree. Arent we now fighting against narcotic drugs?" he said.
He said he was even ready to undergo the test himself to set an example for other state officials to follow.
"All must become a role model. If necessary, I will also participate in it. I am ready," he said.
The chief of the National Narcotic Agency (BB), Commissioner General Budi Waseso, had earlier said investigation was on about the alleged involvement of a DPR member in a narcotic drug case.
The alleged involvement of the DPR member came to be known following a raid to check for narcotics at the housing complex of the Armys Reserve Command (Kostrad) in South Jakarta recently.
"We only gave backing for the operation which was carried out by the TNI (military) commands concern about the issue. It was out of such concerns that the operation was conducted internally against his own men. We helped in carrying out the urine test for those suspected," he said.
Budi Waseso reiterated that the BNNs support to the operation was limited to conducting the urine test on suspected personnel.
"Only we can conduct such an investigation, not the TNI, and so anyone suspected of consuming narcotic drugs has been referred to us," Budi Waseso said.(*)

Editor: Heru Purwanto
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