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Jakarta Post

Celebrity Raffi Ahmad named drug suspect

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, February 2 2013   /  08:54 am

The National Narcotics Agency (BNN) named Raffi Ahmad a drug suspect on Friday, saying that it had evidence that the popular television personality used methylone and possessed other narcotics.

“Raffi has been consuming methylone for a long time. This has been proven and cannot be denied,” BNN rehabilitation cheif Kusman Suriakusumah said during a press conference at BNN headquarters in Cawang, East Jakarta, as quoted by Antara news agency.

Raffi, along with 16 others, had been detained by BNN agents following a raid of his house in South Jakarta on early Sunday morning.

BNN agents found in the house two rolls of marijuana and 14 methylone capsules, which the agency said were Raffi’s property.

A spokesman for the agency, Sumirat, said that Raffi would be charged under several articles of the 2009 Narcotics Law with charges that carry a maximum penalty of...