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Jakarta Post

Drug dealer sentenced to death in Medan

  • Apriadi Gunawan

    The Jakarta Post

Medan, North Sumatra   /   Wed, September 13, 2017   /   08:54 pm
Drug dealer sentenced to death in Medan Irwantoni (center) who stands trial for his involvement in the delivery of 270 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine, or sabu-sabu, cries into his mother's lap before his hearing at the Medan District Court on Wednesday, Sept. 13. In the verdict hearing, the judges declared him guilty of violating the 2009 Narcotics Law and sentenced him to death. (Antara/Irsan Mulyadi)

The Medan District Court has declared Irwantoni, 38, guilty and sentenced him to death for his involvement in the delivery of 270 kilograms of sabu-sabu (crystal methamphetamine) from China.

The sentence was in accordance with what prosecutors sought.

In the verdict hearing held on Wednesday, presiding judge Saryana said Irwantoni was proven to have sent the drugs from China to Dumai, Riau and Medan, North Sumatra, violating the 2009 Narcotics Law.

“We sentenced the defendant with the death penalty,” Saryana said.

Besides Irwantoni, four defendants – Daud aka Athiam, 47, Ayau, 40, Lukmansyah Bin Nasrul, 36, and Jimmi Syahputra Bin Rusli, 27 – were handed the death penalty in previous hearings in the case for their involvement in the delivery of the drugs.

The delivery of the crystal meth was thwarted by personnel of the National Narcotics Agency (BNN) on Oct. 17, 2015.
Meanwhile, personnel of the BNN’s North Sumatra branch shot dead an alleged drug dealer on Jl. Medan-Binjai KM 16, Sunggal, in Deli Serdang regency on Tuesday evening.

The alleged dealer was believed to be part of the Medan-Binjai-Palembang drug network.

“We shot dead one person and arrested four others. We seized 12 kilograms of sabu-sabu from the network,” BNN North Sumatra head Brig. Gen. Andi Loedianto said on Wednesday.