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Police shoot dead alleged drug dealer from Taiwan

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, November 21, 2017   /   04:54 pm
Police shoot dead alleged drug dealer from Taiwan Police personnel stand guard in front of a hotel in Petamburan, Central Jakarta, during a drug raid on Jan. 29, 2016. (JP/Wienda Parwitasari)

The Jakarta Police have shot dead a Taiwanese national suspected of being a drug dealer, as he reportedly resisted arrest in Kemayoran, Central Jakarta, on Monday night.

“We took firm but measured action. The perpetrator, however, died when we brought him to the hospital,” said the police’s drug unit head, Sr. Comr. Suwondo Nainggolan, at the National Police Hospital in Kramat Jati, East Jakarta, as quoted by tribunnews.com.

The suspect was identified as LW. In connection with the same operation, police arrested two other people, an Indonesian identified as Y and another Taiwanese identified as YCY, and confiscated a total of 10.2 grams of crystal methamphetamine.

Suwondo added that the case had begun with residents reporting drug dealing in the Pramuka area of East Jakarta.

Their investigation led police to arrest Y on the parking lot of the Green Pramuka City apartment building on Nov. 16 and seize 3.1 grams of crystal meth.

Y reportedly said he had obtained the drugs from LW and YCY, who was then arrested at the Green Pramuka Square apartment complex. Police later found another 7.1 grams of crystal meth in a room in Tower 16 of that complex, along with wrapping equipment.

YCY told police he had obtained the drugs from someone named Keke, who is still at large.

Y and YCY are currently detained at the Jakarta Police detention center. They could face life imprisonment or the death penalty if found guilty. (wnd)