Nunukan, N Kalimantan (ANTARA) - The Nunukan Police in North Kalimantan seized 20 kilograms (kg) of methamphetamine smuggled from Malaysia and took two suspects into arrest on Thursday (Sept 3).

"The drugs were carried by a woman, identified as ES, and her friend SW from the neighboring country (Malaysia). It was placed in two packages covered with a plastic sack," Nunukan Police Chief Adjunct Senior Commissioner Teguh Triwantoro remarked here on Wednesday.

The police arrested the two women from Yusal's house, a workers’ agent on Borneo Street III, East Nunukan Village.

Triwantoro confirmed it to be the biggest arrest made by the Nunukan Police.

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The meth was smuggled from Tawau, Malaysia, by ES and kept at Yusal's house prior to its intended distribution to Nunukan District, he revealed.

The police have named ES as a suspect in the smuggling case, while three others -- SW, Yusal, and Ridho -- were questioned as witnesses in the case.

SW claimed to be unaware of the meth packed in the plastic sack. She also claimed that ES had offered her a job as a domestic worker in Tawau.

He stated that ES is liable to receive maximum life term.

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