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Airline passengers arrested with 5.9 kg of methamphetamine

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Fri, February 17, 2017 | 03:04 pm
Airline passengers arrested with 5.9 kg of methamphetamine Officials at Soekarno-Hatta Airport in Banten investigate three men arrested for allgedly possessing 5.9 kilograms of methamphetamine on Thursday. (Warta Kota/Andika Panduwinata)

Security officials at Soekarno-Hatta Airport in Banten have detained three men for allegedly carrying 5.9 kilograms of methamphetamine on Thursday.

Ridho, 25, Hendra, 27, and Toro, 35, were part of a group of five about to board a flight from Jakarta to Banjarmasin in South Kalimantan. “Seven packages covered in white duct tape were found to contain drugs,” Soekarno-Hatta Airport aviation security senior manager Tommy was quoted as saying by wartakota.tribunnews.com.

At first, the security personnel were reportedly looking for a missing wristwatch that CCTV footage showed to have ended up in the hands of Hendra.

The officers then called on Hendra to have his belongings scanned through the X-ray machine. He and the others in his group apparently raised the officers’ suspicion as they looked frightened. The officers then searched their bags and allegedly found the drugs.

The suspects were brought to airport police for further investigation. (dea)

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