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Bogor Police in fight against drugs

  • Theresia Sufa

    The Jakarta Post

Bogor, West Java   /   Mon, August 21, 2017   /   03:29 pm
Bogor Police in fight against drugs Illegal substances: Bogor Police chief Sr.Comr.Ulung Sampurna Jaya (left) shows various illicit drugs confiscated in a string of raids throughout 2017 in a press conference at the Bogor Police on Aug.15. (JP/Theresia Sufa)

The Bogor Police are cracking down on the distribution of narcotics in the city, which has been categorized as a “red zone” for drug abuse.  

Police chief Sr.Comr.Ulung Sampurna Jaya said Bogor had become a transit city for illicit drugs, in which networks involved in the drug distribution activities were different and not acquainted each other.

“We have destroyed evidence confiscated in recent drug raids, but we will continue to trace perpetrators [of the drug offenses],” said Ulung recently.

He was speaking in a press conference after personnel of the police’s narcotics unit destroyed evidence in drug cases uncovered in four different locations across the city.

They comprise 3,400 grams of marijuana, 6.22 gr of crystal methamphetamine, 2,000 hexymer pills, 3,000 tramadol pills, 4,000 trihexyphenidyl pills and five jerry cans of ciu (liquor made from fermented sugar cane).

Ulung said the drugs were confiscated during a string of raids held since January this year in east Bogor, north Bogor, south Bogor and west Bogor.  

“Drug operators have always dared to take risks. It’s not a big deal for them to put the drugs in a garbage bin or on the street as long as they are safe. [For the sake of their safety] they will not make a direct transaction. If the police can trace their transaction, they will not take the drugs [they have put in a certain place],” said Ulung. (ebf)

Down with drugs: Bogor Police chief Sr.Comr.Ulung Sampurna Jaya (left) and the police's narcotics unit personnel destroy various illicit drugs confiscated in a string of raids throughout 2017 at the Bogor Police office on Aug.15. Down with drugs: Bogor Police chief Sr.Comr.Ulung Sampurna Jaya (left) and the police's narcotics unit personnel destroy various illicit drugs confiscated in a string of raids throughout 2017 at the Bogor Police office on Aug.15. (JP/Theresia Sufa)