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Sawah Besar: Jakarta’s drug trafficking hotspot?

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Sat, January 28 2012 | 02:30 pm
Sawah Besar: Jakarta’s drug trafficking hotspot?

PREMIUM Source: Megapolitan Map 2009-2010During colonial times, Sawah Besar, then known as Weltevreden, was a sprawling residential area for the Dutch elite. Today, the subdistrict in Central Jakarta could be described as a drug-trafficking hotspot.

The notorious region was back in the news earlier this month when the police arrested suspects in two drug-related crimes, following a report that a re...