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Ministry staff nabbed in drug raid in West Jakarta

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, July 2, 2018   /   04:12 pm
Ministry staff nabbed in drug raid in West Jakarta National Narcotics Agency (BNN) agents confiscate crystal methamphetamine, ecstasy, marijuana and ketamine during a raid on Sense Karaoke in Mangga Dua, North Jakarta, on April 11. (Warta Kota/Junianto Hamonangan )

An employee of the Transportation Ministry was caught by police while allegedly consuming narcotics with a female companion and her four friends at a hotel in Glodok, West Jakarta.

They were arrested in separate hotel rooms, West Jakarta narcotics division chief Adj. Comr. Erick Frendriz said.

“We also confiscated three Happy Five [nimetazepam] pills during the arrests and investigation [at the crime scene]. And from the urine tests, all of the suspects tested positive for methamphetamine and MDMA [methylenedioxymethamphetamine],” Erick said on Sunday as reported by tribunnews.com.

He said all the evidence confiscated at the scene was immediately tested at the National Police narcotics laboratory to determine the next legal procedures.

“From the initial tests, the evidence we confiscated was proven not to be narcotics or psychotropics,” he said.

He said that although the urine tests came out positive, there was not enough evidence of a crime, because the lab tests show that the confiscated evidence was not narcotics.

“They [the suspects] will be handed over to a rehab center for rehabilitation,” he said. (ami)