"The five - Sucipto Silalahi (21), Albertus Nova (29), Putra Yasa (21), Ade Romadhon (29) and Guruh Rakasiwi (26) are members of a syndicate the sending of marijuana from Medan to Bali," Bali BNN chief Brig.Gen. Putu Gede Suastawa said here on Tuesday.
They used courier service sending the marijuana by air from Medan to Bali, Putu said.
They were arrested separately as the syndicate sold marijuana on line in Denpasar, Putu said.
Sucipto Silalahi was arrested on June 7, 2018 in Kuta, district of Badung with 2.3 kg of the illicit drug. Interrogation of Sucipto led to the arrest of Albertus Nova and Putra Yasa at Jalan Ray Renon in Denpasar and the other two suspects.
Altogether BNN confiscated 12 kilograms of marijuana from the suspects, Putu said.
If found guilty, the suspects face a jail term of up to 12 years.