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Two men arrested for alleged drug smuggling attempt to Tangerang prison

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Tangerang   /   Tue, January 23, 2018   /   10:34 am
Two men arrested for alleged drug smuggling attempt to Tangerang prison Thousands of ecstasy pills confiscated in a recent operation conducted by the National Narcotics Agency (BNN) are displayed for the media. (Tempo/-)

Tangerang Police in Banten arrested two men, identified as Solihin, 23, and Iyus, 19, while allegedly attempting to smuggle ecstasy pills for inmates in a class IIA youth penitentiary in the city. 

"During an inspection, we discovered that the two men carried 18 ecstasy pills, which they hid inside a box of powdered milk," Tangerang Police deputy chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Harley Silalahi said in a statement on Monday evening as quoted by kompas.com.

The alleged smuggling attempt took place on Thursday, after they initially asked permission to visit an inmate, Harley said

"Based on the suspects' testimony, the pills were ordered by an inmate named Marlani Bastian," Harley said.

The National Narcotics Agency (BNN) recently revealed that the drug trade within the country's prisons was rampant. (fac)