Anti-drug agency shoots dead drug kingpin in Aceh

Anti-drug agency shoots dead drug kingpin in Aceh

Arman Depari, deputy for eradication of the National Anti-Drugs Agency (BNN), Susylo Asmalyah/Antara

Jakarta(ANTARA News) - The National Anti-Drug Agency (BNN) shot dead Burhanuddin, a wanted drug kingpin, in Aceh on Wednesday, the agency`s deputy for eradication Insp. Gen. Arman Depari stated.

"The BNN has taken strict measures against the suspect (Burhanuddin), who had been on the list of wanted persons (DPO) in Gempong Pintu, Aceh Besar District," Depari remarked here on Thursday.

Burhanuddin was wanted for allegedly supplying methamphetamine and ecstasy for Ibrahim alias Hongkong, a legislator of the National Democrat Party (Nasdem) for Langkat District of North Sumatra, who was arrested by BNN in August in North Sumatra.

"Burhanuddin resisted arrest and attempted to flee. The police fired a warning shot but he ignored it," Depari stated, adding that the police were left with no choice but to shoot him.

The suspect died on the way to the hospital.

Ibrahim alias Hongkong was arrested with three sacks of methamphetamine and 30 thousand ecstasy pills allegedly from Malaysia.

Reporting by Susylo Asmalyah
Editing by Sri Haryati, Eliswan