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BNN seizes crystal meth in jerry cans from Malaysia

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, September 26, 2017   /   07:34 pm
BNN seizes crystal meth in jerry cans from Malaysia Dangerous substance: Journalists take pictures of crystal methamphetamine confiscated by the West Kalimantan Police at a press conference in March. (JP/Severianus Endi)

Personnel of the National Narcotics Agency (BNN) have thwarted an attempt to smuggle 11.4 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine into Indonesia from Tawau, Malaysia, via the sea. The drugs were hidden inside several oil jerry cans.

“Five suspects, namely Andi, Ary, Hary, Haryanto and Ronian, have been arrested on Sept. 24 and Sept. 25,” BNN’s deputy head for drugs eradication Insp. Gen. Arman Depari said as quoted by Antara in Jakarta on Tuesday.

The five suspects were arrested in Tarakan, North Kalimantan, he said.

“After the drugs arrived in Tarakan, they were moved to a car, which was to be delivered to Samarinda, East Kalimantan. On Jl. Raya Aki Balak, the suspects were arrested by the BNN team,” said Arman.

He further said the attempt to smuggle crystal meth was coordinated by Andi, a drug convict who is still serving his sentence at Tarakan Penitentiary. Andi also financed the drug smuggling operation, he went on.

“Both the suspects and the criminal evidence are now at the BNN headquarters in Jakarta,” said Arman. (dra/ebf)