Langkat police seize 549 kilograms of hashish

Langkat, N Sumatra (ANTARA News) - Personnel of Langkat Police have seized 549 kilograms of hashish, which was being transported from Aceh to Medan, North Sumatra Province, on trans-Sumatra road located in Dendang village, Stabat Sub-district, Langkat District.

The driver and his assistant were arrested after they tried to escape, Adjunct Senior Commissioner Dede Rojudin, head of the Langkat Police office, said here on Thursday.

"The success in seizing the hashish has shown that the Langkat Police was very serious in its fight against drug trafficking in our territory," he stated.

Earlier, the Langkat Police also managed to arrest Ahadi (37), a Medan inhabitant hailing from Aceh, for possession of 5 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine and 2 thousand ecstasy pills.(*)