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Singaporean busted in Batam with 4,516 ecstasy pills in belt

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    The Jakarta Post

Batam | Mon, May 13, 2013 | 09:39 pm

An official says that officers have arrested a 44-year-old Singaporean for allegedly attempting to smuggle 4,516 ecstasy pills in a belt through Hang Nadim International Airport in Batam, Riau Islands.

The suspect, identified as Colin Heng Wee Keng alias Wang Wei Qing, had passed through immigration and was entering the passenger waiting room when a scanner rang, prompting guards to check the man further.

Suwarso, acting chief of Hang Nadim, said on Monday that an airport official identified as Ahmad Yani and Juanda, a ticket broker, helped Keng get through immigration.

'€œSecurity officials had to force him to open his shirt because he refused our request. We then found a suspicious belt that he claimed held stomach medicine,'€ Suwarso said.

Inspection showed that the belt contained Rp 1 billion (US$102,705) in ecstasy pills.

'€œAccording to him, two women he met at Batam Centre Seaport gave him the ecstasy to bring to Jakarta, where an anonymous receiver would pick up the delivery,'€ Suwarso said.

'€œWe'€™ve handed over Keng'€™s case to the BNN'€™s [National Narcotics Agency] Riau Islands office and the Barelang Police,'€ he added. (asw/ebf)