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Jakarta Post

Former regent nabbed as suspected drug user in West Papua

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, January 30, 2017   /  01:21 pm
Former regent nabbed as suspected drug user in West Papua Former regent of Teluk Wondama in West Papua Alberth Torey is seen in this undated photograph. (Tempo/Arie Basuki)

Police in West Papua will continue the legal process against a former regent, who was arrested on Sunday for allegedly using drugs, even though several parties have tried to intervene with the case.

Manokwari Police chief Adj. Comr. Christian Rony Putra said on Monday the police had named Teluk Wondama former regent Alberth Torey as a suspect for consuming crystal methamphetamine.

“Some parties have tried to intervene, but I will thoroughly process the case,” Rony said as quoted by “Drug cases can’t be resolved through customary law,” he added.  

Alberth was arrested at his house in Manokwari early Sunday with 0.02 grams of crystal methamphetamine. He is now being treated at Manokwari Regional Hospital.

Alberth also faced drug charges with his second wife Viviani Idriyani in April 2011.  

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