The Transportation Ministry says that it has sanctioned budget airline Lion Air because some of its pilots and crew members were found to be in possession of crystal meth in recent months.
"We have reprimanded the airline and revoked the license of the pilots and crew," the ministry's air transportation director general, Herry Bhakti Gumay, told The Jakarta Post in Jakarta on Wednesday.
Last week, a Lion Air pilot identified as A was caught in possession of crystal methamphetamine in a karaoke bar in Makassar, South Sulawesi, while at the end of last year, Muhammad Nasri along with two other co-pilots were arrested at a drug party in Tangerang.
Earlier last year, a cabin crew member, identified only as W was arrested by the Jakarta Police for possessing crystal meth in her rented room in Tanah Abang, Central Jakarta. (nfo)