West Kalimantan prosecutor demands death penalty for kingpin

West Kalimantan prosecutor demands death penalty for kingpin

West Kalimantan security authorities seized illicit drugs smuggled from Malaysia into Indonesia . (ANTARA FOTO/Sheravim)

Sanggau, W Kalimantan (ANTARA News) - The Indonesian Public Prosecution demanded death penalty for kingpin M. Effendi, or bin Phan Cin Kian, on charges of possession of 7.2 kilograms (kg) of crystal methamphetamine and 21,727 ecstasy pills.

Iman Khilman, a public prosecutor at the Sanggau prosecutor office, confirmed to Antara, here, Thursday, that he had demanded maximum penalty for the kingpin.

The public prosecutor demanded the death penalty during a court trial at the Sanggau District Court, West Kalimantan, led by judge I Ketut Somansa.

The next trial will be held on February 19, 2019, with reading of the defense note as the main agenda.

Earlier, the Sanggau court had already issued verdicts to Effendi`s network members, Suprayogi alias Yoyok, who was awarded death penalty, and Andi Alfen, who was announced imprisonment of 15 years and imposed a fine of Rp1.5 billion.

Yoyok and Alfen were arrested on March 26, 2018, by personnel of the National Narcotic Agency (BNN) for carrying 72 kg methamphetamine and 21,727 ecstasy pills in Simpang Tanjung in Tayang Hulu Sub-district in Sanggau District.

Yoyok had thrice smuggled illicit drugs from Malaysia into Indonesia.

Another suspect, with the initials CU, a member of the same network, is still at large.

Reporting by M Khusyairi, Andilala, fardah