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19 suspected drug dealers arrested in Central Jakarta in past two months

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, February 27, 2018   /   03:39 pm
19 suspected drug dealers arrested in Central Jakarta in past two months A police officer guards confiscated packets of marijuana at the West Jakarta Police office on Jan. 4. (JP/Seto Wardhana.)

The Central Jakarta Police detained 19 suspected drug dealers from January to February, with most of the drugs seized being crystal methamphetamine and ecstasy.

Central Jakarta Police chief Sr. Comr. Roma Hutajulu said on Tuesday the police had seized 4.5 kilograms of crystal meth in January and 285 grams of crystal meth, 28 grams marijuana and 111 ecstasy pills in February.

“The 19 suspects are being processed,” said Roma on Tuesday.

The police plan to destroy the 4.5 kg of crystal meth on Tuesday, Roma said as reported by kompas.com.

The suspects reportedly distributed the drugs by transporting them in items that would not attract suspicion, such as a suitcase. The suspects have been charged under the Narcotics Law, which carries a maximum prison sentence of 20 years. (wnd)