Police officers obliged to take routine urine tests: official
Following the increasing number of police officers implicated in drug abuse, the National Police headquarters is now considering ordering all officers to take regular urine tests, National Police spokesman Insp. Gen. Saud Usman Nasution said.
“We will conduct routine urine tests for police officers to prevent similar incidents from recurring, especially for those who have been implicated with drugs before,” he said.
Saud also said all data would be checked thoroughly, especially for those officers who had had previous problems with drug abuse.
Cengkareng police had earlier arrested two suspects – one of them a police officer – at a drug transaction at Kampung Ambon, West Jakarta on Tuesday.
The police officer arrested, identified as Sahala Simbolon, was a member of Jakarta Police’s planning and administrative unit.
Earlier this week, the police arrested the chief of the Cibarusah precinct in Bekasi, Adj. Comr. Heru Budi Santoso, for using crystal meth, locally known as sabu-sabu. The investigation into this case led to another police officer identified only as first inspector R being implicated.(riz/dic)