Customs-BNN foil attempt to smuggle 100 kilograms of meth

Customs-BNN foil attempt to smuggle 100 kilograms of meth

Heru Pambudi. (ANTARA/M. Agung Rajasa)

The evidence will be handed to BNN for further investigation."
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Customs and National Narcotics Agency (BNN) foiled an attempt to smuggle 100 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine and 300 thousand Erimine5 pills in Tanjung Priok Port of Jakarta.

Director General of Indonesian Customs Office Heru Pambudi said here on Wednesday that the illicit goods were hidden inside furniture imported from Taiwan to Tanjung Priok Port.

The Customs on November 2 had received a report from BNN on an attempt to transport the drugs through Tanjung Priok Port.

"On November 11, the container was transported from Tanjung Priok Port to a warehouse in Dadap, North Jakarta," Pambudi said.

Five days later, after several investigations, the Customs and BNN officers raided the warehouse and found 100 kilograms of crystal meth and 300 thousand Eramine5 pills hidden in 11 sets of sofa.

Two suspects, named ZA and YJ, were arrested during the raid.

"The evidence will be handed to BNN for further investigation," Pambudi said.

The two suspects face a maximum death penalty or life time imprisonment for illegal drugs trafficking.

(Reporting by Susylo Asmalyah/Uu.A059/INE/KR-BSR/O001)

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