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Jakarta Post

BNN raids ecstasy, methamphetamine factory in Tangerang

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, January 18, 2018   /   12:59 pm
BNN raids ecstasy, methamphetamine factory in Tangerang A police officer shows drugs confiscated from raids in Tanah Kusir, South Jakarta, on Dec. 14. (JP/Seto Wardhana.)

The National Narcotics Agency (BNN) raided a methamphetamine and ecstasy factory in Alam Raya residence in Tangerang, Banten, on Wednesday.

The agency arrested two suspects, operation controller and chemist Liauw Hanto, 48, and pill manufacturer Anyiu, 33. “According to the suspects, they had operated the factory for four months. In just a month, they could produce 7,000 ecstasy pills,” said BNN drug control head Insp. Gen. Arman Depari on Wednesday.

“We seized 11,000 ecstasy pills, an electric pill press and ingredients containing methamphetamine during the raid,” said Arman.

Other evidence included three scales, ten jars of ingredients for ecstasy, a plastic pill press and a vacuum cleaner, he added. (gis)