Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Jakarta Police conducted activities to eradicate evidence of narcotics confiscated during various operations by the Directorate of Narcotics Investigation and the ranks of precinct police (Polres).

The evidence destroyed by the Jakarta Police was in the form of marijuana totaling 1,343.3 kilograms, along with five hectares of marijuana fields in the village of Banjar Lancat, Panyabungan Timur District, Mandailing Natal, North Sumatra.

The others destroyed were 288 kilograms of methamphetamine, 4,888 ecstasy pills, and 1,485 psychotropic types of eximer pills, and 349 tramadol pills.

The suspects named in several narcotics cases were also presented by the police during the activity, one of which included Ayluna Putri, also known as Lucinta Luna.

Minister of State Apparatus Empowerment and Bureaucratic Reform Tjahjo Kumolo, Deputy National Police Chief Commissioner General Gatot Eddy Pramono, National Police’s Criminal Investigation Department (Bareskrim) Head Commissioner General Listyo Sigit, and Jakarta Police Chief Inspector General Nana Sudjana were present when the narcotics were destroyed.

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In his remarks, Tjahjo highly lauded the police officers for their performance in combating drugs.

"Why we laud? This is since Indonesia's first problem is drugs," Tjahjo stated at the Jakarta Metropolitan Police, Wednesday.

He highlighted the importance of appreciation as a form of recognition for the apparatus that worked tirelessly in the war against drugs.

"This appreciation is important and must continue to be mobilized and organized to eradicate drugs from its roots," he stated.

Finally, he noted that all sections of society must express their stance in dealing with these illicit goods.

"We must determine the outlook, who is a friend and who is an opponent in the war against drugs that poison our young generation," he added.

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Translator: Fianda Sjofjan, Azis Kurmala
Editor: Yuni Arisandy Sinaga
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