Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Police in West Jakarta have shot dead a suspected drug trafficker who has allegedly attacked a police brigadier.

"He resisted when police officers were trying to take him to the scene of attack," Chief of the West Jakarta Police Resort Snr Comsr Hengki Hariyadi said here on Sunday.

The police arrested the suspected drug trafficker, identified as AS, in Jakarta`s western outskirts of Tangerang.

When he was taken to the scene of attack, he resisted. The police later shot him on his chest.

The police also seized 1.67 grams of crystal meth, a knife and wood used to attack Brig Rizal Taufik who is a member of drug unit at the West Jakarta police resort.

Taufik sustained injury on his head when he tried to catch AS in Penjaringan, North Jakarta, on Friday (Jan 5). He suffered some bleeding in the brain and a skull fracture.

Reported by Taufik Ridwan

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