BNN performs drug tests on judges, court staffers
Ni Komang Erviani
The Jakarta Post
All judges and staff members of the Gianyar District Court have been required to undergo drug tests administered by the Gianyar branch of the National Narcotics Agency (BNN).
“We have performed drug tests on 59 Gianyar Court staff members, including 11 judges. They all tested negative for drug use,” said BNN Gianyar head Adj.Sr.Comr. Made Pastika after conducting the drug tests on Thursday morning. The BNN performed urine drug tests to detect for the presence of one or more illegal drugs that court staffers might have used.
Pastika said that drug tests performed on staff members of state institutions were part of the BNN’s program to make sure all state bodies were free of any drug use.
“We want to create a drug-free environment in all institutions, including courts,” he said.
Gianyar Court spokesperson Wawan Edi Prasetyo said the court fully supported the agency’s attempt to create a drug-free environment at the court.
He emphasized that the court had asked for the drug tests to be administered to make sure all Gianyar Court judges and staff members were clean.
“This is part of our effort to prevent drug abuse in our institution. As a law enforcer, we hope no one among us becomes involved in drug abuse,” Wawan said. (ebf)
Opposing drug abuse: Judges and staff members of the Gianyar District Court make a queue to undergo drug tests on Aug.10 (Courtesy of BNN Gianyar/File)
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