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Indonesia cooperates with Taiwan to uncover drug smuggling

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    The Jakarta Post

Batam, Riau Islands; and Jakarta | Tue, July 18, 2017 | 10:48 am
Indonesia cooperates with Taiwan to uncover drug smuggling National Police chief Gen. Tito Karnavian (right) before briefing the media following a major drug bust on Jan. 6. (Antara/M. Agung Rajasa)

The National Police have cooperated with the Taipei Police to investigate the case of one ton of shabu-shabu (crystal methamphetamine) smuggled into Serang, Banten, from Taiwan.

On Sunday, police officers and five investigators from the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) of the Taipei Police lead by Col. Jay Lee staged a reconstruction of the case, beginning with when the receiver got the shabu-shabu from the Wanderlust ship crew.

Riau Island Police Chief Insp. Gen. Sambudi Gusdian said the police could uncover the case after receiving information from the Taiwanese police through the Jakarta Police narcotics directorate in February.

Sambudi also said that the joint task force from the Jakarta Police, Riau Islands Police and Customs Duty officers had examined the facts and findings from the Wanderlust ship.

“Based on the facts and findings, everything is a match. All the shabu-shabu came from Taiwan,” he said.

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Sambudi said according to information from Taiwan, the ship traveled from the country to Johor Bahru in Malaysia before reaching Aceh and Serang.

He said the task force team would check the ship’s log book to investigate where it had traveled. The team would also open the lower compartment to check whether any shabu-shabu was left on the ship. (ecn/ida)

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