Bandarlampung, Lampung (ANTARA News) - Lampung Police`s Bakauheni Seaport unit foiled an attempt to smuggle out 45 kg of methamphetamine here on Monday (Oct 9) at 1.30 am local time.

AD (36), a resident of Air Hitam, Patu Sekalin sub district, Pekanbaru, Riau Province, was detained for trying to smuggle out the meth kept in a cigarette box, Adjunct Senior Commissioner Sulistyaningsih, a spokesman of the Lampung Police, said here on Wednesday.

The suspect took a bus when he was about to cross to Java Island from Bakauheni Harbor, Lampung Province, Sumatra Island.

The police are still investigating the case and trying to make another arrest.

Earlier, the Lampung police had detained two persons, namely Kharil Albizar from Bandarlampung and Abdul Malik of Jabung, East Lampung, for possessing 8.3 grams of meth.

On September 20, 2011, the Lampung police had foiled a smuggling attempt of 2.7 kg methamphetamine worth Rp5 billion to Java Island from Bakauheni Harbor.

During 2011, the Lampung Police have seized a total of 35 kg of illicit drugs.


Editor: Suryanto
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