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Jakarta Post

BNN raids PCC factory in Surakarta, detains 5

  • Ganug Nugroho Adi

    The Jakarta Post

Surakarta, Central Java   /   Sun, December 3, 2017   /   08:29 pm
BNN raids PCC factory in Surakarta, detains 5 Under investigation: A joint team comprised of personnel from the National Police and the Banyumas Police examines machines found after a raid on Sept. 19. The machines are suspected to have been used to produce paracetamol caffeine carisoprodol (PCC) pills. (Antara/Idhad Zakaria)

The Central Java Narcotics Agency (BNNP) raided a house on Sunday allegedly used as a factory to produce paracetamol caffeine carisoprodol (PCC) pills in Cinderejo Lor, Surakarta, Central Java. During the raid, the agency’s officers arrested five people suspected to be employees of the factory.

BNNP officers said the house had been used as a PCC pill factory in the last two months. Wildan, the alleged owner of the PCC pill manufacturing business, reportedly rented the house and used it as a factory. He was not at the location when the raid occurred.  

The five people detained were Jajah Isworo, 22; Susilo, 44; Heri Dwimanto, 32; Maranto, 28; and Sumardi, 44. They are suspected to have helped with the production of the PCC pills.

The raid took place at around 10 a.m. local time, attracting the attention of local residents. Dozens of BNNP officers entered the house and put up police tape. Security officers with long-barreled weapons also entered the house, together with personnel of Surakarta Police’s narcotics unit.

Central Java Police chief Insp. Gen. Condro Kirono, Surakarta Police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Ribut Hari Wibowo and Surakarta Mayor FX Hadi “Rudy” Rudyatmo inspected the site.

“Yes, this is a PCC factory. We do not yet know how many pills it produced every day,” said Condro. He further said the raid was a follow-up of another raid on a PCC factory in Semarang. The BNNP is handling the case.

“I do not know whether they are PCC pills or not, but there are many pills as well as machines at the location,” Rudy said.