Greater Jakarta: Customs impede heroin smuggling attempt
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JAKARTA: The customs office said on Monday that it had thwarted the smuggling of 1.06 kilograms of heroin worth more than Rp 2.4 billion (US$249,360) from India through Halim Perdanakusuma Airport in East Jakarta.
The package was to be sent to Timor Leste via Indonesia, Agus Sudarmaji, an official at the Jakarta customs agency, said on Monday.
“The package was hidden among golf equipment packed in a wooden box,” Agus said on Monday as quoted by kompas.com.
The agency said that it was informed that on Oct. 13 that a package of heroin sent by delivery service United Parcel Service from India to Timor Leste would enter Indonesia via Halim Perdanakusuma Airport.
National Narcotics Agency (BNN) spokesman Sr. Comr. Sumirat Dwiyanto said his team was coordinating with its counterparts in India and Timor Leste to find the alleged smugglers.