Jakarta Police arrest int'l drug syndicate members from Malaysia

Jakarta Police arrest int'l drug syndicate members from Malaysia

The West Jakarta Police seized methamphetamine packed in three suitcases planned to be smuggled to Jakarta. (ANTARA/HO West Jakarta Police)

Jakarta (ANTARA) - The West Jakarta Police took into arrest some members of an international drug smuggling syndicate after 30 kilograms (kg) of illicit drugs were seized in Siak, Riau Islands, in June.

Head of the West Jakarta Police's anti-drug unit Adjunct Senior Commissioner Erick Frendriz remarked here on Wednesday that the suspects were allegedly linked to an international drug syndicate from Malaysia that had smuggled methamphetamine through the eastern coast of Sumatra.

"Our team had conducted analysis and surveillance before we arrested the suspect at the Griya Tika Utama housing complex in Pekanbaru, Riau, on Tuesday (Sept 3)," Frendriz stated.

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The syndicate is believed to plan the smuggling of drugs from Dumai in Riau to Jakarta.

During the raid, the police confiscated three suitcases containing the drugs. However, no further information is yet available on either the quantity of the drugs seized by the police or the number of suspects in the case. Related news: Narcotics agency destroys meth smuggled from Malaysia

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