Pontianak, W Kalimantan (ANTARA) - Personnel from the Border Security Task Force Mechanical Infantry Battalion 643/Wanara Sakti arrested a man on drug possession charges at the Entikong sub-district Community Control and Command Tactical Post in Sanggau district, West Kalimantan.

"The arrest was made on Wednesday night when we conducted inspection and frisked people who passed the post," the task force's commander, Lieutenant Colonel Hendro Wicaksono, said in a statement at the Entikong sub-district Command Tactical Center on Thursday.

The man, 33, was arrested after the post's guarding squad commander, Second Sergeant Rabiul Azmi, ordered his men to check all vehicles going through the post.

“Amid the inspection, a resident with the initials L was found to bring an item suspected of being methamphetamine, crystal meth, weighing 2.8 grams in his trouser pocket," Wicaksono informed.

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A drug test conducted using a kit from the Entikong sub-district National Narcotics Agency confirmed the contraband as crystal meth, he said.

Hence, the suspect and the drugs were handed over to the sectoral police for further case development and investigation, he added.

"We will always carry out strict supervision at all border routes to prevent any illegal actions – for instance, drug-trafficking, which harms the nation’s community," the task force commander added.

Meanwhile, head of the Entikong sub-district, Sectoral Police Adjunct Commissioner Oloan Sihombing, expressed his gratitude for the good cooperation with the military task force to uncover crystal meth use in the region.

"In future, the cooperation has to be maintained, thus the military task force can prevent the crime and the police can take action against any illegal acts in Entikong sub-district," he remarked.

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