The Jakarta Post
National Narcotics Agency (BNN) officials shot dead a man suspected of drug trade involvement on Jl. Gagak Hitam Ringroad in Medan, North Sumatra, on Sunday.
Aside from bringing down the one suspect, the officials also arrested another man and confiscated 20 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine.
BNN’s North Sumatra office head, Brig. Gen. Andi Loedianto, said the officers were forced to shoot one of the two suspects as he was trying to escape arrest. The suspect was shot while in his car at 10 a.m.
“The suspect was trying to get away, forcing the officers to shoot him,” Andi told The Jakarta Post on Sunday.
Andi said the suspects were planning to distribute the meth in Medan.
The raid in Medan was a follow up to an investigation into a drug ring in Jakarta. The suspects are allegedly part of an international syndicate based in Malaysia. The police and the BNN are searching for more suspects in the case.
Authorities have vowed tougher measures on drug trafficking in the country. National Police chief Gen. Tito Karnavian has said his officers will not hesitate to shoot alleged perpetrators on sight. (wit)
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