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Jakarta Post

Man says he sold meth for his mother

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, March 19, 2018   /   09:47 am
Man says he sold meth for his mother The police display crystal methamphetamine during a press conference in Jakarta. (Tempo/-)

Police have arrested a man, identified only as LC, for allegedly possessing 0.84 grams of crystal methamphetamine.

LC, who was apprehended on Friday at his rented room in Rawa Buaya, West Jakarta, told police officers that he had been selling drugs because his mother had forced him to.

“LC said his mother forced him to sell at least 10 grams of crystal meth every day,” said Kalideres Police chief Comr. Efendi as quoted by

The police are searching for his mother who resides in Kampung Ambon, Cengkareng, West Jakarta. Kampung Ambon is an area where drug trafficking activities are often reported.

Efendi said LC elaborated that his mother is a widow and had asked her children to sell drugs to earn money to fulfill the family’s daily needs. “LC has a sibling who has been detained for committing a similar crime,” he said.

Along with LC’s arrest, the police have also confiscated 0.84 grams of crystal meth, an electronic scale and a cellular phone.  (vla/wit)