Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The anti drug directorate of the Jakarta metropolitan police has arrested a Nigerian identified as TC believed to be a drug ring leader operating between Jakarta and Hong Kong.

TA was arrested on charge of being in possession of 6 kilograms of methamphetamine sent from Hong Kong, director of the police narcotics detective division Sr Comr.Eko Daniyanto said.

His arrest followed report received by police about a suspicious bag sent from Hong Kong addressed to someone in Paseban, Central Jakarta.

A police officer then disguised as a parcel courier brought the bag to the address and arrested a suspect identified as HT that received the bag.

Interrogation of HT led to the arrest of a woman identified as KY in Rawamangun and TC at his apartment room at Jalan Centra Primer, East Jakarta, Eko said.

KY was known to be a member of an international drug syndicate.

The suspects are facing life sentence or death penalty if found guilty.

Last month, a Nigerian drug convict was executed by a firing squad on the Nusakambangan (*)

Editor: Heru Purwanto
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