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Death penalty demanded for West Jakarta drug dealer

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, September 17, 2018   /   04:54 pm
Death penalty demanded for West Jakarta drug dealer Police tape seals off MG International Club on Jl. Tubagus Angke in Tanjung Duren, West Jakarta, on Dec. 18, 2017. (Tempo/Ilham Fikri)

Prosecutors in West Jakarta District Court have demanded the death penalty for drug-dealing suspect Samsul Anwar, 32.

“The demand was the death penalty,” West Jakarta District Court intelligence division head Edy Subhan confirmed on Monday, as reported by tempo.co.

He said the demand was read out in the court last Wednesday, when prosecutors accused Samsul of selling 13 kilograms of liquid meth at the MG International Club in Tanjung Duren, West Jakarta.

Samsul’s case began when the National Narcotics Agency (BNN) and police raided the club on Dec. 17 last year where they arrested five suspects namely Wastam, 43, Ferdiansyah, 23, Dedi Wahyudi, 40, Mislah, 45, and Fadly, 40, as well as Samsul — the suspected coordinator of the group.

The club’s owner Agung Ashari, alias Rudi, is still on the run.

Authorities also seized several unlabeled, empty 330ml water bottles, suspected of being drug containers and found three rooms on the fourth floor believed to be used for drug production. Each bottle was sold for around Rp 400,000 (US$27).

The suspects were charged under Article 114(2) and Article 112(2) of Law No. 35/2009 Law on narcotics, which carries the maximum penalty of death. (nor/srz)