"It has been quite long, a few months back," he stated in Jakarta on Thursday.
Pramono affirmed that BA was dismissed on grounds of violation of the code of ethics, including the use of crystal methamphetamine.
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He noted that the professional and security division of the Jakarta Metropolitan Police is yet in the process of questioning BA to uncover his involvement in a drugs case.
"Hence, I ordered an investigation into him and dismissal from his post," he explained.
Users of crystal methamphetamine, narcotics, marijuana, and other addictive drugs transcend communities and socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.
According to the National Narcotics Agency's (BNN's) report, some 50 drug use-related deaths occur in Indonesia. However, their deaths have failed to dissuade other drug users in the country from consuming such banned substances. Related news: Drug courier arrested in Jambi with one kg crystal meth