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Another family syndicate discovered in South Sumatra

  • Yulia Savitri

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, December 6 2018   /  01:27 am

A second drug syndicate comprising family members has been discovered by police in South Sumatra. In both cases, the operations were led by family members behind bars.

The first syndicate was discovered in August, leading to the arrests of ID, 28, and NB, 20. They reportedly worked at the direction of their father, HR, who is serving time at the Mata Merah correctional facility in
Palembang.

The newly uncovered syndicate reportedly comprised FR, 31, of Muara Enim regency, his mother-in-law EN and EN’s husband, ER, who allegedly led the group from Serong correctional facility, Palembang. FR is a former police officer who was dismissed because of his involvement in drug dealing.

The police uncovered the Serong syndicate following reports of an alleged drug deal at the Alang-Alang Lebar gas station in Palembang, last Thursday. The police deployed a team to the l...