Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The National Narcotics Board (BNN) is prepared to perform a chemical screening of suspended constitutional court (MK) chairman, identified by his initials as AM, to see if he has abused narcotics, its spokesman said.

"BNN is ready to take professional steps, including conducting a chemical test on the suspect, in case of a request from MK," BNN spokesman Snr. Comr. Sumirat Dwiyanto said in a short text message on Saturday.

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) officers found suspected drugs while searching the office of the MK chairman on Thursday following his arrest in an alleged bribery case on Wednesday night.

Sumirat said the board also had handed the results of its investigation of the suspected drugs to MK on Saturday at 10.00 a.m. local time. MK asked BNN to investigate the suspected drugs on Friday night at 11.00 p.m.

"It is up to MK to declare whether or not the findings are drugs," he said.

KPK earlier confirmed that its officers had found hashish and ecstasy pills during the search.

KPK arrested AM at his house on Wednesday night after he allegedly received US$260 thousand from a Golkar party lawmaker, identified as CHN, and a businessman, CN.

Later that night, two other accomplices, HB, a district head from Central Kalimantan province, and DH, a businessman, were also arrested.

KPK spokesperson Johan Budi said at a press conference that the case is probably related to the elections of the district head in Central Kalimantan province.

However, AM has denied accepting bribes, though KPK has named him as a suspect in the bribery case, said KPK`s Deputy Chairman Bambang Widjojanto.

Reporting by Juwita Trisna Rahayu

Editor: Jafar M Sidik
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