Two drug cases were bustedJakarta (ANTARA) - The Central Jakarta police made a significant drug seizure comprising 11 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine and 30 thousand ecstasy pills amid the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
"Two drug cases were busted," Chief of the Central Jakarta Metro Police Resort Senior Commissioner Heru Novianto noted in a written statement released on Saturday.
The drugs detective unit of the Central Jakarta Metro Police Resort disclosed the first case by apprehending the suspect, identified by the initials as LNH, aged 32, at the Nangka Market in Senen area, Central Jakarta, and the other 29-year-old suspect, with the initials as SS, in Mauk, Tangerang District, Banten Province.
The police seized two grams of hashish and 3.25 grams of crystal meth from LNH and 5.47 kilograms of crystal meth from SS.
In the meantime, the Gambir Police Precinct in Central Jakarta arrested two students, identified by their initials as RA, 23, and FA, 36, on drug charges.
The two students, hailing from Banjarmasin, the capital of South Kalimantan Province, were arrested at the RM Residence Apartment, room 28 ACM Tower Lavender, Podomoro City Central Park in West Jakarta. During the raid, the police also seized 6.3 kilograms of crystal meth and 30 thousand ecstasy pills.
In the event of the suspects being found guilty, they may face death sentence or life imprisonment in line with article 114, paragraph 2, sub-article 112, paragraph 2 of Law No. 35 of 2009.
Indonesia remains under grave threat from drug dealers, with several members of its working-age population trapped in a vicious cycle of drug abuse.
The National Narcotics Agency’s (BNN’s) report showed that some 50 drug use-related deaths occur daily in Indonesia. However, the deaths have failed to deter other drug users in the country. Related news: Jambi BNN arrests four, confiscates 4.9-kg meth, 1,400 ecstasy pills
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